|Directed by||Niels Arden Oplev|
|Produced by||Søren Stærmose|
|Screenplay by||Nikolaj Arcel
|Based on||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by
|Music by||Jacob Groth|
|Editing by||Anne Østerud|
Okay. I actually clapped during one scene. I haven’t done that in years. So invested and lost in the story that I unconsciously react to what I am experiencing. This film blew me away! WOW! It was intense, action-packed and introduced the most unique female character to grace the screen in a long time.
The complete trilogy is good (The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) but the first one is the best and most impressionable.
It is an action-mystery-thriller (and yes, it has subtitles–Hollywood version is in production now–and I have high hopes–David Fincher directing? gotta be good–right?) and the story is fast paced and tight. It does explore some dark places–so if you are queasy about that sort of thing, you may not like it.
Yet, it is Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) who is phenomenal! A Genius–tough as nails–wholly unconventional–and a punk! She is an original–how refreshing!
If you dare–you will not be sorry. And who knows…you just might applaud.