Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Last night I went to see the Swedish film The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, AKA Men Who Hate Women, that's what it's called everywhere but English speaking countries. I gotta say it was way too violent for me, but then CSI is generally too violent for me. So I'm kind of a baby. But there was a lot of violence, sex, and sexually violent scenes. With all of that said, it was a really good film.
This is the most viewed swedish film ever. It is the first of a trilogy based on the best selling books. Since I haven't read the books I can only tell you what I saw last night. Lisbeth is an emotionally damaged person, hacker, and great in a fight. She joins forces with a discredited journalist to discover the truth behind the 40 year old disappearance of a girl.
I hear that there will be an American version of this film made by Sony. With interest being shown by all the likely suspects.

I should thank KCRW, my local NPR station,and Matt's Movies who hosted this event for KCRW members. Supporting NPR is not an all together altruistic endeavor, when you get these kind of perks.

You can check out my whrrl on going to the movie at my new blog with Mar Vista Mom and Yvonne in LA called Women Who Whrrl

Here's the trailer for the English realease. Honestly they have a subtitled one from the swedish release but even the trailer was a little too intense.


Julia said...

Oooooh! I can't WAIT to see this movie! Kurt and I and his mom have read this (and the 2nd book) and since Dot is extremely hard of hearing, we can actually take her to this movie, since I assume it is subtitled. WIN!

L.A. Story said...

I just finished this book, and it's great! Definitely violent, though, like you said, but a page-turner.

Elise Crane Derby said...

I'm already wondering where I can get my hands on the other two films, both of which have long since been released in Sweden.