After reading the book and seeing the Swiss version of the movie I wondered if the American version would be up the task of capturing this story. And for the first five minutes of this film all I could think was that I felt sorry for anyone who was watching this who had not read the book. They surely must be lost and confused about who was whom and what was happening. Those thoughts were quickly erased.
After watching the movie, all I can say is, “Wow”. Not only is this movie a superb adaptation of the book it even adds to it with outstanding cinematography, casting and direction. The visual effects capture the mood of a wintry Sweden. This one gets two thumbs up.
Now that you know how much I liked this movie I should warn you that it is VERY explicit and will be offensive to some people. Sometimes, nudity, offensive language and violence distract from a good movie, however in this case it is part of the story. Here is a link to an interesting story about the cast and the making of the movie:
‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’: An Interview With Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, and David Fincher