Do you ever watch a movie and think wow that was a well made, incredible acted, roller coaster of a movie. I felt exactly that after we watched "The girl with the dragon tattoo" last weekend.
So I should preface this with the fact that Tim and I had a semi argument in the DVD store, when I suggested a certain movie and Tim said you've got to be joking me! I quite like girly movies. Yes the ones that the boy and girl ends up together at the end. But I don't mind the odd car chase and explosion. So I had suggested a more blokey/girly movie...if there is such a thing! And he suggested The girl with the dragon tattoo. I was a bit scared to watch it because I'm a bit of a baby.
BUT I am so glad we got it in the end.
There are half a dozen scenes that I had to leave the room for because they are graphic and traumatic (if you've seen it you know what I am talking about it, and if you're thinking about seeing it be warned). But the story was extraordinary and the character of Lisbeth is complex and damaged. I actually said to Tim while we were watching it that the character was so well played. I can't even put it in to words really.
I'm a bit behind the times as this was released late last year and the first "Swedish" version was released in 2009. The movies are based of the Millennium series by Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
The movie finished in a bit of a...really is that where you are leaving it! The main story line was tied up but the relationship between the 2 main characters Lisbeth and Michele was left at a loose end so I am looking forward to see where that is taken. It will lead in nicely for the next movies. I am really looking forward to seeing those too.
So if you find yourself at the DVD store not sure what to watch check it out...and let me know what you think!