"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Based on the Worldwide Best Seller
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
The first feature of the Millennium Trilogy, adapted from Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an ingeniously crafted mystery that expertly manages to retain its enigmatic atmosphere, tense feel & disturbing themes from start to finish by presenting its dark story in an unflinching manner and is as merciless as the subject it deals with.
It tells the story of an infamous journalist who teams up with a young, tattooed & wildly eccentric computer hacker to investigate the case of a woman who inexplicably went missing 40 years ago without any trace. But the further they advance with the case, the more they put their lives on risk as the family that employed them…
"He wasn't a victim. He was an evil motherfucker who hated women." ~ Lisbeth
If I had seen this before the 2011 David Fincher remake, I'd probably rate it higher. Noomi Rapace's portrayal of Lisbeth Salandar is a cut above Rooney Mara's. She's darker, crazier, sexier and altogether more the star of this than Mara was in her version. I felt Michael Nyqvist as journalist Mikael Blomkvist was more vulnerable and therefore a bit more believable than Daniel Craig in the part, too. Also, I may be wrong, but it seems this story was a bit fuller than the later production, and certainly the ending gives us a lot more interest in seeing the two follow-up films that are part of the "Millennium Trilogy." Kudos to director Niels Arden Oplev for his BAFTA win (Best Film not in the English Language). Well deserved.
The first installment of the internationally well-received Millennium Trilogy goes by the rules of classic mystery thrillers, but has enough substance and entertainment value to guarantee a suspenseful ride with aggressive material, assaulting imagery and grisly content to attract the attention of foreign masses. Some pacing problems can be found, as the film rushes things and underdevelops certain characters and situations, while excluding others that could only be found in Stieg Larsson's original novel. It shows that it was an adaptation originally planned as a six-episode miniseries, but decided to run theatrically trying to cover "the most important stuff". Nevertheless, the director was lucky enough to handle solid material. Released next to El Secreto de sus Ojos, it was not…
I've never seen someone taking "wash your mouth out with soap" so literal
Viewing this swedish version of the source material presents me with a conundrum. I don't think I have ever seen two outstanding adaptations (or an original and remake) be released so close together and both be outstanding films. Personally, I thought REC/Quarantine were both outstanding, but that was more of an american virtually shot-for-shot/why did they even bother? remake type of take. Others would point towards the dual brilliance of the likes of Infernal Affairs/The Departed, the Insomnia films, etc. Picking between the two Dragon Tattoo adaptations is a bit like picking your favourite version of The Office, it's almost impossible. This might in fact become the first franchise ever where I own two versions of essentially the same product.…
ONE OR TWO SPOILERS
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.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There are several suspense and intense scenes in this film that grab my attention to the core and take me deep inside. The performances of the actors, the pace of the story, the narrative, are all the reasons this film is a mind bending thriller. Have I mentioned that I saw this film. The Danial Craig one. This time, it was a little bit dictracting seeing a movie with dubbed voice but nevertheless it still can hold my neck and choke me just like Gottfried Vagner thought his son, Martin, to choke women and recites Bible when he was 16 years old. Pretty sick, huh.
This is a story (spoiler alert) about a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), and…
He was an evil motherfucker who hated women.
thank god Lisbeth Salander doesn't ask for permission to kill a serial rapist and murderer..................
If you're considering watching the bastardized American version, DON'T.
This is the only version that ever should have existed.
São tantos e tantos finais que me cansei. O argumento é interessante, mas infelizmente o remake do filme é muito melhor, e a comparação é inevitável.
great performance from Noomi Rapace which lifts this from being okay to a quite good thriller.
Assistindo as versões suecas por motivos de relembrar a história para ler o 4º livro.
Meio difícil evitar comparações com a versão americana, ainda mais pq eu a vi ainda antes de ler os livros. Gostei muito de ambas, mas a preferência ainda fica com a americana. Já gosto bastante do trabalho de David Fincher como diretor, principalmente em adaptações de livros para o cinema (vide Gone Girl, Fight Club e Seven). Fora isso, ainda tem a Rooney Mara que absolutamente arrasou como Lisbeth, sem querer desmerecer Noomi Rapace na versão sueca onde mandou bemzaço também, mas me agradou mais a Lisbeth de Mara. Talvez a direção tenha ajudado neste aspecto. Em relação ao Mikael Blomkvist, gosto muito do Daniel…
A lot of people say this one is better than the Hollywood adaptation. I don't know what they're smoking. The only thing this has got going for it is that it was made first.
I watched the extended version. The Hollywood guys nailed it right and made it crisper in 2011.
Having already seen the English-language remake, I can't say I was actually surprised by too much in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The central plot plays out roughly the same, and the only real change seems to be the handling of the libel subplot and the denouement. It should be considered a sign of triumph then that I was fully immersed for the entire film.
While it's not quite as slick as David Fincher's version, the original is still very well shot and paced with an expert's touch. It unravels its mystery and plays through its themes of feminism and abuse in ways that I would argue are even…
All films I've seen from Nordic countries...
Complete list. :-(