The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Review
May 1st 2010 08:09
Having seen the books boom in popularity and seemingly every ad in bookstores and cinemas featuring some form of Steig Larsson, I decided to give this movie a go.
It’s hard stuff and as the movie develops, more hard stuff hits you and character development takes place. The story revolves around Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander which through a series of events get to know each other. In a way the classic boy-meets-girl story still echoes throughout the film but the methods of execution are totally modern and bordering perverse, in want of a better word.
All I knew before the movie was that it was a whodunit story but if you’re expecting the classic whodunits, you will be in for a shock, well at least I was. Dark sides of humanity arise amidst the bureaucracy and assumed cleanliness of modern Sweden and quickly explains why the characters are who they are.
The story brings us to Swedish countryside and more drama unfolds.
Its an interesting enough story to keep you engaged and clearly lacks the ‘exagerrated-ness’ of Hollywood movies.
Watch it for the occasional break from Hollywood movies and you’ll find yourself remembering the story and the characters in it for a long time to come.
4 out of 5 stars.
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