movie review: the girl with the dragon tattoo

December 21, 2011 in books,movie,review

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I saw my first trailer of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a few months ago. I’m pretty sure the BF had to hold me down — I was practically leaping out of my uncomfortable and gross theater seat — my excitement was so out of control. 

And for the last week, I’ve been stalking fandango for pre-screening tickets. Full on stalking.

Sidenote: if you have not yet read the three books, beginning with the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you should. I don’t say that about any many books. But this series is incredible.

After I read all three books, I attempted to watch the Swedish version of the movie. But the subtitles were awful. And Mikael Blomkvist was incredibly unattractive {yes, that’s important, when he’s portrayed as a super-stud in the books}.

So yesterday I hurried my butt from work to the closest Regal. Who needs food when you have a giant Coke Zero and a bucket of popped corn? {turns out, I did. I was starved by the time that movie let out!}


And I loved every second of this 2 hour and 38 minute movie. 

The best part? Direct dialogue from the book! The movie followed the book almost exactly. There were only a few artistic liberties taken with plot and none that I can think of with the characters. {and, yes, we dissected the movie, looking for differences, afterward!}

I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars! 🙂 Now go see it!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Krystyn December 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

This is on my “to read” list..just as soon as I open my Christmas Kindle:)


Marian December 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Oh goooood!! I can't wait to see this! I was obsessed with the books…and I always get nervous when they make a book into a movie…you know, the fear that they won't do it justice:)


mojamala2 December 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I read these books and loved them. They were so good! Can't wait to see the movie!


Rebecca DiLiberto December 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I'm glad you compared the swedish movie to the american movie. I didn't make it through the whole movie (swedish version) and I wanted to finish it before seeing the american version…but I think I'll just go see it.

…once I'm finished watching every single harry potter movie – my mom got me the box set 🙂


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