LRA writes: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a true return to form for director David Fincher. Not that his recent films have been bad, quite the contrary actually, but he seemed to be straying further and further away from the more pulpy genres that have littered most of his career. The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were fine films and showed that Fincher was maturing as a director, not just in his liberal use of fancy camera movements but also in telling stories that had much more dramatic weight behind them than his previous works. My personal favorites of his however still include Seven, Fight Club, The Game and Zodiac. Those may not be the type of films that go on to win awards but I'll be damned if they aren't entertaining. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo falls more in line with those handful of films artistically, story wise and thematically which I absolutely love. David Fincher has returned to the world of pulp entertainment and I couldn't be happier.