The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece
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Although this is technically a rewatch, this is actually a viewing of the extended version of this film that is basically the mini-series version stuck together in feature length.
As someone who found the original 150 or so minute version to be entertaining but extremely and frustratingly flawed, I wanted to see if the extended version ironed out some of the flaws that I experienced when I watched that version back in 2011. I am planning on watching the final two segments in their extended versions in the next couple of weeks or so, too, although I'm not sure if I can be arsed watching David Fincher's remake of this - despite being a Fincher fan.…
Huh. Noomi Rapace pronounces her name like "sue-me" -- not like "tow-me". I was way off, but she's still awesome as shit.
How I ever could've preferred Rooney Mara to Noomi is beyond me. It may be that Rooney Mara is more conventionally attractive upon first glance, but she's no where near as amazing. And in the long run not nearly as attractive.
The most compelling and stand-alone of the trilogy. I enjoy the other two but this one shades the others on story terms for me. Sandwiched between Wallander and The Killing, this Swedish film based on the hugely-successful novel really got the Scandinavian screen crime genre moving in Europe. Despite a huge amount of crime/murder mysteries on British television, this still served as a refreshing change. 101% of British shows of the type concentrate on the police procedural side of it, whereas the police barely figure here.
The big draw is of course Rapace's Lisbeth. She is an enigma. The friendship/romance with Mikael is hostile and warm almost concurrently. She holds all the cards there. He is both perplexed and sympathetic.…
I don't usually like swedish movies at all, and that's why I've waited until now to watch this one. BIG mistake!
I was fucking stunned, the story is great, really immersive, and the acting is more or less perfect. The casting is flawless, the goth/punk style suits Noomi Rapace really well.
“Everyone has secrets.”
In what has been one of the most gripping and conceptually brilliant films I have seen in a long time, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ did a brilliant job keeping me hooked through the full 152 minutes with fantastic cinematography and some of the best performances I have seen in a long time.
The Girl with the Dragon tattoo follows Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) a journalist who after having his name tarnished from being set up in a previous media scandal, has now been hired by wealthy man to track down a girl who has been missing for 40 years. Alongside him, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is a brilliant computer hacker with a photographic memory who…
Dark, twisted, atmospheric. Noomi Rapace is excellent.
It's a sexy stylish action thriller featuring an adorable Noomi Rapace as a bad ass chick with tattoos anger issues and 1337 hacker skills. Even though she's a pro "hacker" she still uses a Mac and has Firefox as her default web browser. It's OK since she's cute I will forgive her for using a Mac. The film is based off a novel and in my opinion next to Holes and Lord of the Rings it's one of the best damn novel to movie films.
There was some breath taking scenes of Europe in this film I always find myself being distracted by background scenery when watching films in HD. There are some brutal sex scenes in this film which…
I didn't love this as much as the 'remake' but I can understand the respect and acclaim it has received.
A solid, beautifully shot adaptation of the novel, but the performances (other than Rapace) aren't much to write home about.
Film 74 of The 2013 Project.
Running time: 152 minutes.
There's just something about Noomi Rapace as a goth that I find so very attractive. But that's put that aside and I'll just say that I really enjoyed this film. Now I watched this a little time ago, so it's not completely in my mind still, but it's still an excellent foreign film, that fits in a lot and is very enjoyable to watch. The rape scene is one that stays in your mind, if any of you have seen this you will know what I'm talking about.
It's got it's disturbing moments, but it's done very well and is a very well made film. I'm sorry for not being…
Easily my favorite movie of 2009, this film has turned into a bit of an obsession with the Millenium series. It's certainly the strongest of the set, and far eclipses the American remake. Noomi Rapace delivers one of my favorite acting performances by a female; she understands and embodies Lisbeth Salander to a degree that feels even more accurate than the man who created her, Stieg Larsson. Because this film is a cut of a larger mini-series, it does have some small holes - but what a sharp film overall. Rapace's energy is electrifying and terrifying, it's unsurprising she crossed over into the international film market. The quirky chemistry between Nyquist and Rapace is intriguing and triumphs over its American…
Extremadamente parecida a la version americana, difiere en aspectos esteticos mas q nada, la yankee es mucho mas pomposa, moderna y cool, esta es mas realista, no parece lady gaga lisbeth por ejemplo.
No sabria decir cual me gusto mas, disfrute ambas y lo bueno de la sueca es q tiene las otras 2 listas
Amo la actuación de Noomi Rapace en esta película. Es Lisbeth Salander en carne y hueso.
I've just watched the three films of the trilogy. I was late getting to them, 2013, but I watched them over a couple of days and I have watched them all a few times since.
I think they are all brilliant, great storyline, great performances especially the lead characters.
I believe that there is a T.V. series which expands the movies, I just wish I could get hold of it with English subs.
Having already seen the Fincher version of this film, as well as only recently finishing reading the book, there were little to no surprises in this film for me. It was more a case of morbid curiosity to see how this version matches up to it's American partner.
I'm not really fond of the idea of calling Fincher's film a 'remake' of this one. It seems to be a lot more like a different interpretation of the same source material, as the two films have some fairly glaring differences, but both maintain strong adaptations of Stieg Larsson's novel. As such, it's pretty difficult to say which is better, because, as I say, they're very different. Despite being the exact same…