Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Review



The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Review

With a Hollywood remake already high on the horizon part one of the Millennium Trilogy; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo must have something going for it. Based upon the book of the same name by Stieg Larsson and brought to the screen by Director Niels Arden Oplev (World's Apart) i had high hopes for this movie once it finally hit my shores.

Mikael Blomkvist; played by Michael Nyqvist (Downloading Nancy) is a journalist going for a hard time. Miakel works for the magazines Millennium but after what seems as foul play against some pieces of evidence in one of his stories against an Industrial group he loses loses a libel case and is sentence to a short term jail sentence. Shortly after though Mikael is contacted by Henrik Vanger to use his skills and last six months before jail to search for his missing or could be dead niece in a forty year old case.

On the other side of the story though is Lisbeth Salander; played by Noomi Rapace (Daisy Diamond). A what seems tormented girl who is working freelance work on tracking down information on people. Her latest target was Mikael Blomkvist who she seems to take a strange interest into.

The story in the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has heaps to keep you interested both in the main plot and something of the sub-plot of the mysterious Lisbeth. Although clocking in at around two and a half hours the plot doesn't drag at any point.

What creates an interesting movie here is the performances both by Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist and all the other actors within this film. Noomi Rapace does a fantastic job going very deep into her character, which isn't an easy one to get into at that.

Some beautiful shots and good editing combined here create a very good thriller look. The soundtrack is well done and everything combines well.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a very cool thriller with a lot good going for it. Although i do wish a wasn't starring at someone typing on a computer or simply starring at a computer screen some of the time. This is an interesting story and it leaves you wanting more, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is filled with some good camera work and very good acting.

Writing: 8
Acting: 8
Direction: 7.5
Production: 7

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