My thoughts on books turned to movies are quite clear – but once in a while, a movie comes out that lives up to the book’s hype.
I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over the holidays. I had no real expectations of the movie; my sister-in-law and I wanted to see it because we both read the books. But once I began looking for showtimes and came across the ratings (4 stars average) I began to get excited. Maybe this movie won’t be awful!
We were not disappointed. A few scenes were quite graphic and disturbing (I could barely read those paragraphs in the book, so you can imagine my state in the theater). The movie itself was a bit long (2 hours and 40 minutes), as they tried their hardest to fit all the details of the book. Of course this meant a few things were changed in the movie, but that is to be expected.
The real star of the movie was the girl with the dragon tattoo- Rooney Mara. She played the role of Lisabeth Salander so incredibly well. From the make-up to the acting, she was the shining star. I think she is well on her way to becoming one of the best actresses in Hollywood.
Did you see the movie? What did you think?
Oh good to hear that it is in fact a good flick to catch. I was worried about all the graphic scenes and hence, put viewing in the theater on hold. Do you consider a movie well worth watching in the theater or something you could wait for on DVD?
Effects wise, I think it can be watched at home and you won’t miss anything. But it is rare to have a good movie nowadays so in that sense in may be fun to watch in the theaters!