Once Again...Smashing

By KalelFan
Written September 01, 2010
Noomi Rapace draws the attention of any reader of the Millienium series as Lisbeth Salandar once again. Her portrayal of the young lady with the boyish figure warrants her depiction for the American screen versions. The film was written in near similarity to the novel, which means that even if you have never read the book series, you can watch the film and get the gist of the storyline with 95% accuracy. Not for children, the film has a very intense intimacy scene between Salander and Miriam, it was still appropriate as it was written according to Larssen's work. The story begins in a slow fashion, similar to the novels, however, as you meet Paolo, Zala, and Niedermann for the first time, you will enjoy seeing Blomkvist again. Your sympathies will be extended to Salander as she makes her way through the beatings, memories, and agony of running for her innocence. True fans should see this and newcomers must see the first film "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" first.
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There were scenes in the book that I would have liked to have seen in the movie !

By ottoheckle
Written October 29, 2010
It's interesting how ones experience of a movie based on a novel is influenced by whether one read the novel or not . I saw the first movie without reading the book so to me it was a far better than average mystery thriller. Dragon Tattoo presents the mystery methodically and dramatically as well as any great crime thriller ! The Girl Who Played with Fire however I saw after I read the book. My experience was that the story was sort of choppy and disconnected.There were some scenes that were in the book that I would of liked to have seen in the movie like when Salander goes to see the young couple at their apartment before they were murdered , that had to be an eerie meeting. My friend who I went with and who watches a lot of crime dramas on TV thought it was alright Of course the Salander character is what makes these movies so great ! In this one she is a little more open and less pinched. I enjoyed the first movie more , but this is certainly a better than average mystery thriller .
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Sexy, dangerous, and smart

By thejeffersonlee
Written July 09, 2010
Stieg Larsson's second book of his posthumously released Millennium Trilogy makes it to the silver screen and is no less a treat than it's predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyquist return as the unlikely investigative team of Lisbeth Salander and Michael Blomquist. Rapace gives a compelling performance and makes Larsson's abilities as a suspense-thriller-mystery writer visually tangible and satiating. The story of Lisbeth Salander becomes clearer and darker all at the same time, and it will leave you craving for the third and final film. These films bring a fresh and powerful credibility to Swedish cinema and film. Who wants to go to Stockholm?!? ME!!
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Five Word Review

By katy_did
Written July 17, 2010
the best new heroine ever
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Noomi is worthy of Liz

By maturin
Written July 15, 2010
Superb. Worthy of the book.
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