Saw THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO twice over the weekend. Zowee, does it work! Totally.

One of the best book to film adaptations I’ve ever seen. Of course, it’s in Swedish, so most of you will actually have to do some reading.

The main character, Lisbeth Salander, is almost as compelling on screen as in the book. If you have not read the book, then she’s pretty amazing.

There were some changes from the book. None are evident unless you really think about them, so it’s a faithful adaptaion. Lucky screenwriter to have it all laid out for him. There are some shifts with the ending and one major character relationship is wholly not there, but they only have 2.5 hours and had to cut something.

Not much else to say about it other than GO!

And, can’t wait to see the next one.



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6 responses to “DRAGON TATTOO GIRL movie

  1. Elaine

    Hi, I watched it on the strength of the recommendation and I don’t get it. I mean, it’s ok, but it’s just another average whodunnit that requires the usual willing suspension of disbelief to get over the plot holes and predictable false trails. And it’s about twenty minutes too long.

    Did we see the same film ;0) ?

    • yourscreenplaysucks

      Ah well… that’s what makes a horse race. I like it, obviously… sorry you didn’t. I’ll go watch something you suggest and we’ll comepare notes!

  2. Greate. This is awesome. I like it.

    • Agreed. Thoroughly enjoyed the film. It reminded me that it takes about 10 minutes to adapt to reading subtitles and that the director should think about perhaps minimizing the awesome visuals in that time, or just save the best ones for later.

  3. ELias

    I watched the movie tonight after finishing reading the book the night before. I loved the book. Once I got to the middle I just HAD to finish it. I thought the movie would be great since it’s not made in Hollywood, but I think it TOTALLY sucks.
    They cut off so many thing that are key to the character’s personality that they ruined it for me.
    They did focused on L. Salander, but totally eliminated a lot of things that could make it richer. Too bad.

    • yourscreenplaysucks

      Yes, but it took you a long time to read the book and they only a couple of hours for the movie. They HAVE to leave things out. If they’d made it richer, it would have been even longer. Plus, the way a book enters your brain is different from a movie. You create the movie in your mind when you read a book, and it is by definition FANTASTIC. There is no way a movie can equal the images you create in your mind.
      Why, though, is a movie going to be great because it’s not made in Hollywood?

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