Despite the extensive marketing campaign and the generally favourable reviews, David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, unfortunately, did not prove as successful as co-financier MGM had hoped. DVD and Blu-Ray sales are yet to be taken into account but, at present, the movie actually lost money overall.
There are two Snow White films coming out this year and this one is definitely the more family-orientated one, compared to the Kirsten Stewart more adult re-imagined version, Snow White and the Huntsman. The attraction here is seeing Julia Roberts playing the wicked queen. In her long and esteemed career, you would struggle to name a role where she plays an out and out villain. It's a role you can clearly see someone like Glenn Close or Meryl Streep playing, but you can see Roberts is clearly repositioning herself away from her America's Sweetheart roles. Whilst she is no Cruella De Vil or Miranda Priestley, she does devour the screen with relish, as she should - this film is meant to be the wicked queen's version of the story.
Opening with a title card that reads "A Heterosexual Film by Greg Araki", it's clear that The Doom Generation is not playing by conventional means. Or, to be more precise, it's trying too hard to be unconventional.
Amy and Jordan are young lovers who are pulled into a cross country road trip with Xavier, a strange drifter who has a habit of killing people. I wish there was more I could say about the story, it's developments, rhythms and underlying themes, but I'm afraid I left The Doom Generation with very little to say.