The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: What To Expect
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set to hit theaters on Dec. 21st and if you haven’t read the book, you are really missing out. Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy is one of the best international mystery/thriller series ever published. The first novel is an epic that can stand alone, and it’s not necessary that you read the whole series. Also, it makes use of some really cool computer gear. Today, I am going to take the high-road, however, and try to not be a book snob. It is my expectation that you will be able to enjoy this movie without regret of having missed out on the novel.
Yes, I know that all the books are supposed to be about Lisbeth Salander and the miserable existence that she has been forced to lead at the hands of a secret organization, but it’s really about Mikael Blomkvist. His altruistic personally and his complete intolerance for injustice is central to the story. Daniel Craig fits the bill for me as a believable Blomkvist, right down to his natural demeanor, not to mention his parallel looks to Sweden’s Michael Nyquist.
Her looks are so solidly European that there is no disputing her heritage. The way the Trilogy portrays Lisbeth is so precise and unique that it seems impossible that you would be able to find someone to fit such a disturbed image and sell it. I think that Rooney Mara’s portrayal will nail the character’s introverted personality. Based on the trailer, she most certainly nails the malnourished and tattooed image from the books.Continued on the next page