The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Writer: Nikolaj Arcel
Based on book: by Stieg Larsson
Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander
Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist
Description from imdb:
Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a journalist and a young female hacker.
Lisbeth Salanders hacking program on her notebook, is called ASPHYXIA (Greek for suffocation).
My two bits:
I'm so excited to say. I got to see this movie over the weekend.
If you haven't read the book, no problem. This movie did a great job in capturing the essence of the story.
If you read the book and liked it (like me), then you will like the movie too!
Of course, I highly recommend reading the book. The book is written meticulously and in an engaging way.
Beware: the story itself is not pretty and there are violent scenes. However as I stated before, it is told well with an important message to reveal in regards to women.
The characters are fleshed out well in this mystery thriller setting. They are each presented as mysteries themselves. So you get mysteries within this mystery that are somewhat solved in the end.
The main draw for me with this book series and story is the girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisbeth Salander. The movie portrays her well with hints of who she is just like in book 1.
Whatever you do, don't judge her by her appearance. There is more depth to her which is revealed as you read through the series.
And you need to meet her...
Ode to the trilogy in my Book Fashion:
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo dress
The Girl Who Played with Fire dress
Girl Hornet dress
I'm looking forward to the release of book 3, Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, coming May 25, 2010.
Just spotted the The Millennium Trilogy hardcover set on sale at the amazon - also available May 25, 2010.