Last night I finally got to see this movie “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” You may or may not have heard about it. It was a limited release in the theaters at first, but picked up some steam word of mouth. I kept seeing it on a local movie bilboard and was curious. It’s a Swedish mystery/thriller based on the first book of a popular Swedish trilogy. The second movie/book comes out Friday in limited release (much like the original). After watching the first, I’m gunna be at the movies on Friday for sure!
If you like mysteries then this is a movie for you. However, a word of warning . . . it’s very violent towards women. Apparently the proper translation of the movie (& book?) title is “The Man Who Hates Women.” I guess they didn’t think that would sell tickets in America! It is also somewhat of a spoilerish title as well . . . .
The movie is about a man/journalist who is hired and to look into a 40 year old mystery surrounding a missing girl who belonged to this strange, bizarre, yet loaded family the Vangers. The old man who is the family head loved her, favored her, and thus she was a target of the rest of the family. He wants answers before he dies and nobody has ever been able to solve the mystery. A computer hacker (the girl with the dragon tattoo) gets involved in the search as well . . . . and to really say more is to give away some serious spoilers to the movie unfortunately.
This was a great mystery, lots of tension, and yes pretty sick and twisted too. Two thumbs up!
PS if you have a Netflix account, you can currently stream it for free. Unless you have a way to do that to your TV, I recommend renting it to watch on the big screen.