Kick-Ass Girls: 1 Lizbeth

March 10, 2014 AT 4:20 PM
Sorry Noomi Rapace but Rooney Mara owns this role. Playing Lizbeth Salandar, the punk hacker with a mean right hook, Mara masters a character Rapace first brought to screen in the original Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. In Fincher's superior version, Mara not only captures Lizbeth's near mythological prowess, in solving serial murders and screwing over bad men, but also her very human vulnerability and self-consciousness. She's a powerful character whose rage can be ugly while her confidence is profoundly sexy. Mara's Lizbeth is both girl and superhero.