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On Screen Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larrson's novel comes to life courtesy of Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev.
The first in the series of 3 films starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, a young rebellious woman who has survived a tremulous upbringing.

She spends her time using her expert hacking skills and keen eye for detail to traffic information to the highest bidder. This evidently leads her into the epicenter of a decade old mystery involving a well respected Swedish family.

The Vanger family is trying to piece together the mysterious disappearance of one of their family members. Harriet Vanger went missing years prior, and left in her wake a series of of unexplained murders she was on the brink of uncovering.

Now, with the help of Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), an ex finance reporter, the Vanger's hope to find out the truth. Cue Lisbeth's haphazard involvement as she joins forces with Mikael in an attempt to solve the case

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Soldierone2238d ago

Can someone help me and tell me where the hell this movie came from? Im seeing it everywhere and its not even getting good reviews....

darklordzor2238d ago

If I'm not mistaken this actually comes from Sweden. It's an indie film and isn't related to the adaptations that we are going to do here in the States (well except for the same actress being involved).

JL2238d ago

Yes it is Swedish. It came out over there in 2009. Just released earlier this year over here in the US. And no, this is not to be mistaken for the Hollywood remake. In fact, this movie HAS received good reviews (I think it was up to like 90% when I last saw on Rotten Tomatoes). It's a pretty good movie, I thought. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

And here I will correct one thing Darklord said. The same actress is not involved in the Hollywood remake. The remake will be completely different with a whole new cast and crew. Noomi Rapace played the girl in the Swedish version (the version mentioned here). Rooney Mara is taking the role in the US version. Rooney Mara was in the new Nightmare on Elm Street. As well she's in The Social Network. Noomi Rapace is coming to US to take the lead female role in Sherlock Holmes 2 and there are rumors she will be in the Aliens Prequel.

darklordzor2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

Well Hell's Bells! I could have sworn I read somewhere that she was taking up the role again...I guess that was just a rumor, that I didn't hear back on. Oh well, I was about to say that I too remember seeing plenty of positive reviews for this film (even on this site).

Oh and last I heard Rapace was still only rumored for the role in the Alien prequel. No one has been officially cast, and Natalie Portman, and even Anne Hathaway are on the list of potentials with Rapace.

JL2237d ago (Edited 2237d ago )

Yea. Hence why I said "there are rumors she will be in the Aliens Prequel". :P

But yea, I think I do remember rumors or at least fan fare about wanting her to reprise the role in the American version, but that's definitely not happening. She's moving onto other things now.