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Monday, April 19, 2010

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

For the last few weeks I thought this film was very well-advertised for a foreign-language film and my curiosity was peaked.  The book is based on the novel of the same name and it is the first in a series of three films (the rest are scheduled to be released later this year).

Essentially the film involves a journalist who is called up to investigate a 40 year old case involving a girl who disappeared  He is is assisted in his investigation by a young computer hacker with a checked past.

I thought the film was quite good and it seems on par with North American thrillers (which is why it kind of sucks that they are planning a North American remake). One small beef I have (which may be resolved in the later films) is that the film has a very brutal and disturbing rape scene early on that didn't seem to have any connection to the rest of the story.

Other than that, I thought this was a very good thriller and I look forward to seeing the other films in the series.

9/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).