This movie contains nudity, strong sexual content and harsh language
Many would confuse this movie with the adaption of the same novel that came out three years ago, but there are some significant differences; although it does follow the same story as the novel. For starters, let me say that this movie was perhaps one of the most well thought-out films that I have seen. I am glad that I have at last found a good drama that doesn’t involve love plots, snotty teenagers, or worst of all, vampires. This movie was a great end to the 2011 year for the movie enterprise.
Basically, this story is about how a man tries to find a woman who went missing years ago, and finds some pretty nasty stuff along the way. The story was, how might I say, different than from the standard detective dramas that you see on primetime TV such as CSI, or Criminal Minds. I believe it has a darker aura around it, which is only furthered by the grotesque acts that happen within it. These acts were only matched by the emotionless plots that happen in the movie which is fueled by nothing more than a need for more. That and the plots which seem to be nothing but random coincidences start connecting how random and dark they are, which to me seemed like an impressive feat that was only beaten by the Davinci Code.
It may not have had the suspense that comes with movies such as Devil, The Village, or Signs; but it did put up a never ending set of interesting scenes that make you think until it ended, and also had a great selection of actors who gave it their all to making the film spectacular; something which I only expected from the main star, Daniel Craig. As sadistic as some of it might have seemed, I couldn’t help but keep on watching what my parents would call a movie bent on corrupting the soul. But it was just that interesting. It starred Daniel Craig as the main character Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara as his soon-to-be partner Lisbeth Salander.
The movie seems to have had a high budget and was obviously led by a great director who had good actors, but it could have been so much better if it had only eliminated the sexuality within it. I would only recommend this movie to those who are willing to watch a sadistic, but addicting, thriller. For those who take the risk, you won’t be disappointed. After watching the movie, I have at last found something awesome that has come out of Sweden; aside from Techno, models, and meatballs.