Saturday, 16 April 2011


An Amazon 4-star review.

The original novel is so dense that it would impossible to accurately film it as a movie. As a TV series is something else. So the best that can be done is put over a representation of the original novel that also manages to stand on its own. And that is what's happened. It's probably best if you see the film without having read the book first as you approach it without preconceptions and don't sit through it thinking that they missed out this and missed out that; then go on and read the book.

As it is, on it's own it's a gripping piece of work, albeit dependent on the previous movie. Once again Noomi Rapace does an outstanding job of portraying Lisbeth Salander and it's hard to see any other actress coming close as in the impending American remake. Rapace has deservedly become an international star as her performance is unforgettable and she's probably the main reason for seeing this irrespective of any other virtues it may possess.

But to do the books justice would require 3 fifteen-part miniseries and I'd love to see that happen.

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