The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
The original title Män som hatar kvinnor directly translated means “Men Who Hate Women”.
Author Stieg Larsson had witnessed a rape in his youth and it manifested in this book/film of 3. The series was suppose to have consisted of 6 books, sadly Larsson passed away before completion.
Let’s get down to business. YES the original was better. This stylized glossy version by David Fincher was good in Hollywood standards. THEY CHANGED SHIT! Need i say more? Oh yeah, big stars… so fucking what?
The intro was pretty sweet though…
My thoughts on the Lisbeths: Take Noomi to dinner, have sex with Rooney.
Rooney Mara rocked my world! She held her own, along side Hollywood superman Daniel Craig. No love for Craig? - He doesn’t need the praise, he;s fucking 007 for fucks sake.
TRIVIA: The piercings (including multiple ear, eyebrow, and nipple piercings) that Rooney Mara sports as Lisbeth Salander are real, not cosmetic simulations. Mara got the piercings in a series of sessions in Brooklyn and Sweden.
I almost gave this an “Ok” but because of Rooney Mara, i gave it a “Win”.
And to CLARIFY: It’s called the Millennium Trilogy. TRILOGY -> meaning there are 3, Based on the original Swedish literature/films of the same name:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) aka Män som hatar kvinnor
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) aka Flickan som lekte med elden
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2009) aka Luftslottet som sprängdes
(I apologize for the comment earlier/above, but if people were’t idiots i would’t have to be an asshole about these details.)
Bottom line is: had i not seen the original films i’d think this was genius. But it is a “version of”, with Trent Reznor (ooooh wow he’s so cool sarcasm).
Great film, good actors, amazing directing… God bless Hollywood.