Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

I saw the movie this afternoon. From my recollection of the book, the movie followed it pretty closely. Which means that there are some pretty goddamn brutal scenes in the flick. This is not a movie for kids. if you're looking for a feel-good date movie and you pick this one, you've got some serious issues.

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are thoroughly believable in their roles as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. Supposedly, Noomi Rapace, who played the Salander role in the Swedish versions (three movies and a six-part series) was even better, which is hard to comprehend.

It is a tough movie to watch, very detailed. If you haven't read the book, you might have trouble following the story.

I'd be somewhat surprised if there is an American sequel. I just don't believe that, absent some Oscar wins, this movie will pull in enough to make filming the second book in the trilogy.

1 comment:

Tango Juliet said...

The Swedish version was tough to watch at times.