Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie reviews (mostly movies that were adapted from books). Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of relaxing at home.
To my surprise the other night I came home and noticed that someone had rented The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from the library. I had tried watching the Denmark version of this movie and could never get past "that scene." I had heard great things about the American version so I thought I'd give it a try + I love me some Daniel Craig!
From what I remember of the book (it's been years since I read it) the movie held pretty true to the story line. There was enough of the plot there to keep you interested and understand the gist of the story, but like any movie there was some information and scenes left out. If you are planning on reading this book or watching the movie I do suggestion downloading a Vanger family tree such as one of these. Trust me it will help immensely since there are a lot of characters to keep straight. I printed one out when I listened to the audio book and then gave it to my mom when she listened to the book too. I don't think either of us would have been able to keep everyone straight without it.
I loved how fast the movie seem to play out. It was action packed and definitely kept my attention. Daniel Craig (as Mikael Blomkvist) and Rooney Mara (as Lisbeth Salander) were fabulous. They brought the characters to life in a far better way than my imagination did. I have to say there are a couple of scenes where Daniel Craig looked as good as the US Men's Olympic Swim team. Those were a nice change from some of the other scenes that I knew were coming up and still couldn't watch. (Thanks to my mom for telling me when I could uncover my eyes and unplug my ears again. Are not moms great no matter how old you get?)
I really enjoyed this movie and I look forward to seeing The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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