Am taking a short one day break from Xmas traditions because tonight Daughter and I saw “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” movie. We both have read Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy and also have watched all three of the Swedish-made movies.
I admit I was a tad concerned whether an American-made movie could capture the essence of Lisbeth Salander. If you have or had the same concerns, fear not! Movie was spectacular! Rooney Mara brought home the bacon and she richly deserves all the awards she has been nominated for. And Daniel Craig was perfect for the part of Mikael. The way he carelessly dangled his glasses below his chin was such an unassuming gesture that was so not James Bond.
The movie was long; 2 hours, 40 minutes. Be sure to pee first as you don’t want to miss a second. And don’t be confused by the very beginning as it is quite strange. Just get through the opening credits and you will be in it.