Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Plane, the Plane!

I went to see "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" today. As a person who has read the books three times each and seen the Swedish version...I liked a lot. I thought they did a great job with the whole movie. I never once got mad at things that the filmmakers changed. Even the fairly big one with regards to Harriet which may be a problem for some people but I got it. I got that if they would have explored it like it was written the movie would have been 3 ½ hours instead of 2 ½. It still worked. This is unusual for me because normally I hate what filmmakers do to movies, especially when they change dumb shit. Actually, I didn’t even mind how the pressie was changed from the Elvis sign to a leather jacket. However, I do think they should have had Lisbeth clean her apartment at the end like in the book. To me that may have been such a small thing by some standards but I thought it was a huge moment.

Just like the books you absolutely fall in love with Lisbeth Salander or at least I did. Lisbeth is the ultimate antihero or so you think. Her life had been completely sucktastic but holy hell how amazing is she and how she deals with problems that arise in her life. I have a big HELLS YEAH for how she “takes care” of the social worker who rapes her. Women everywhere stand and rejoice. She is the hacker queen.

This may also surprise people but I have a total crush on her. I am a lover of boys, yep, I like the penis but there is something about the character Lisbeth. She lives on the outskirts of society and really makes no apologies for it. I don’t think she gives a shit what people think of her, not really. She knows she is perceived as strange and embraces it. Exploits it really. I know she sure as hell doesn’t trust anyone or at least not easily. Lisbeth doesn’t like people but who can blame her. People suck. I love how she wants to defend the weak and only investigates people who interest her. She is awkward and I love it. I thought Rooney Mara nailed it…maybe even more than Noomi Rapace. Ack!!! I can’t believe I said that but I think it might be true. I thought the look they gave Rooney came closer to what I envisioned in my head.

Another surprise for me is how much I liked Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist. I am not a huge Daniel Craig fan. I don’t hate him but I don’t get all gooey over him, well, until this movie. I was like “hellllooo”. I thought he did the fallen from grace snotty entitled well off journalist who turns into a “hunter of the killer of women” brilliantly. I believed it.

I also have a thing for Trent Reznor and thought the music was brilliant and laughed out loud when Lisbeth goes to visit her hacker friend and the dude is wearing a NIN t-shirt. I also laughed out loud when Martin played STYX’s “Come Sail Away” when he is going kill Mikael. Laws that was funny, however, I was the only one who laughed. Oh well. I also fell in love with the remake of the Bryan Ferry song during the credits. It was “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” and was in one of my most favorite movies the 1985 movie called “Legend”.

Sooooo...I recommend this movie. Oh and Martin's house is like Ikea porn.

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