Sunday, March 27, 2011

What a tat!

I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo last night on On Demand, Swedish with English subtitles, so I had to pay attention -- i.e., no playing computer games at the same time. I liked the film and now dread the American version because U.S. covers of European films tend to add saccharin and smooth essential edges. If you've ever seen the French Cousin/Cousine and the U.S. Cousins you know what I mean. (Gag.)

Anyway, some great acting in TGWTDT. The eponymous girl is mind-blowingly beautiful and strong, with her own code of justice -- which one is free to accept or reject, but must at least understand. It would be nice to forget what a sick, sick world we live in, but such memory lapses are dangerous to everyone.


Tony said...

I actually just watched this the other day. I had been holding off, thinking I'd read the books first, but I decided to just go for it.

Great movie. I wanted to start the next one right away, but held off. I'm glad all three are on Netflix instant.

I also hope the US version does it justice. I really have to read those books. :-)

Jan Rider Newman said...

I want to see the movies first and enjoy them for what they are. Then I'll read the books. If I read the books first, I'll be unsatisfied with the movies.