The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Its graphic violence and sprawling length will prove too much for some viewers to take, but Noomi Rapace’s gripping performance makes this mystery thriller an unforgettable viewing experience. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, full of intrigue and action, is the first celluloid adaptation of the hugely successful Millennium trilogy, penned by late Swedish author, Steig Larsson.
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger’s great-niece Harriet. Henrik suspects that someone in his family, the powerful Vanger clan, murdered Harriet over forty years ago. What Blomkvist discovers is a dark and disturbing family history embroiled in neo-Nazism, brutal misogyny and a series of religiously motivated murders.
Starting his investigation, Blomkvist realizes that Harriet’s disappearance is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. He now crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, the main attraction in the movie, a ruthless computer hacker with ink on back, an asocial punk and most importantly, a young woman driven by her vindictiveness. More seductive to some, Lisbeth is also a victim turned avenger, who doesn’t take anything lying down, including sex and violence with her complex personality and damaged psyche.
Together they form an unlikely couple as they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family. Serial murder, rape, torture, incest, endemic corruption, street crime, fornication, etc. What more can I say?
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I’m definitely looking forward to Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest“.