Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Män som hatar kvinnor (original title)

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev

Release Date: Feb 27, 2009

In 1966, 16 year-old Harriet Vanger disappeared without a trace. 40 years later, her uncle Henrik is tormented by her supposed death. Now, the aged billionaire and CEO of Vanger Concern hires Mikael Blomkvist, a disgrced journalist, to look over all the evidence to find out what truly happened to Harriet. Simultaneously, hacker and troubled genius Lisbeth Salander shadows Mikael over her computer and then joins him on the case of Harriet Vanger. Which of the Vanger clan had to do with young Harriet's disappearance? What dark secrets does Lisbeth hide? Adapted from Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name, The girl with the dragon tattoo is a masterful story of suspense, drama, and murder. While the film does eliminate some of the subplots or combine two characters into one, it does a great job of adapting Larsson's novel. Also, the performances are fantastic, especially from Noomi Rapace as Salander. Do yourself a favor and see this movie before it's remade in America, retitled "That Chick with the body art" and has a soundtrack featuring The Jonas Brothers.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

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