Directed by: Neils Arden Oplev
Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Froling
I’m a huge fan of the Millennium series of novels. To think that I only took an interest in them after hearing Hollywood would be remaking the original Swedish-adaptation is quite something.
Now Hollywood is infamous for making poor remakes of European films, so after reading the novels I decided to check out the original Swedish film before watching David Fincher’s American adaptation.
Needless to say, I heard nothing but good things about this film and upon watching it all I could ask myself was: Why?
To start things off: no, I don’t have a bias towards Hollywood, and the language difference did not play a factor into what I think about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. What I thought about it was that it was just a dull film that took too many liberties with changing things up from the novel, leaving it to feel like a poor adaptation that does the novel no justice.
The lone bright spot for the film is Noomi Rapace—who coincidentally was the only thing I heard people rave about. She’s the only one that added life to what is essentially a lifeless film that was just so boring to sit through.
GO Rating: 2/5