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Outside Seka 28.03.2010

Posted by Commodore Mendez in Movie reviews.
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I love the fact that Swedish sounds something like gay Klingon.

Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Plot: A neat procedural thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s novel about a two Mac lovers who find sex and justice together in Sweden.
IMHO: Reading the novel may have spoiled some of the movie’s mystique for me. Certainly, the final twist screamed more obviously than it ever did in the book. Duh, with a Swedish accent. Michael Nyqvist gives first a dry then a wry performance as stalwart journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who is called upon to solve the mystery a 40-year-old disappearance. He and the movie come alive whenever Noomi Rapace broods onto the screen. She plays the character that gives the book and movie its only distinguishing element—young gothy female hacker (who uses a Mac??) Lisbeth Salander, who helps Nyqvist uncover the brutal truths. But the movie suffers from trying to have its torture porn and socially comment on it, too.
Compared to the great Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, this movie is a lot about flying a goddamn computer console.
If William Shatner had directed it, he would’ve given himself the role of the sadist pig/rapist guardian. With a goatee. And hoping for an Oscar. He also would’ve learned Swedish for the role.
If Scotty had seen the movie with me, he’d have said it was the work of Redjac, for sure.
SPOILER: The American remake will totally suck.
I give this movie: 3 Nomads out of 5