The girl who went to see the movie – with her eyes closed

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If you have read the Millenium trilogy, or like me, the first of the series only, you will have probably wondered how they could portray such vivid descriptions of violent and sexual acts on the big screen. Having seen (I mean, winced and with every muscle in my body contorting in sympathy with the excruciating pain inflicted on the characters) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo last night, I can hand on heart assure you that they did it accurately.

The intro graphics alone are worth going for.

There are a few sections of the book that are cut out and just one or two that left us slightly confused – but it didn’t actually affect the outcome of the story. The casting of Daniel Craig, though I am happy to see him in anything (the less the better) was a mistake I thought. Though he has the rugged handsomeness you expect, he is a bit too fit to play the Blomkvist I had in my head. Rooney Mara was just perfect as Salander. The female playing Berger wasn’t as grrr as I was expecting, but perhaps I was stereotyping Craig as Bond and expecting him to be cast alongside a babe.

If you have read the books it is worth going to see and if you haven’t – it is definitely worth going to see, even if you have your eyes wide shut at certain points.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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