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12 March 2010 (UK)
This was a film that had been on my hit list for a while. One of those movies that I had heard so much about and always wanted to see but just never found the right moment.
When I finally did started watching it I was gripped.
Within the first 10 minutes of you’ve been introduced by the two main protagonists and you are itching to find out more about them. From then on I could not take my eyes off the screen.
Having not read any of the Stieg Larsson novels I did not know what to expect and to be honest I’m glad I didn’t have anything to draw a comparison on as it forced me to take the film at face value and I didn’t know what was coming next.
My grandmother is a massive fan of thriller novels so about a year or so ago I took a chance and picked up the trilogy for her. I say chance because she’s 86, so I didn’t know if these would be a bit of a stretch for her as there’s a lot of talk of tech and wasn’t sure if she’d understand or even like them as I had heard they were a bit graphic.
When I caught up with her a week or so later I asked if she’d managed to read any. To my surprise she blurted out that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the best book she had ever read… and if you know her like I do you’ll find that some feat!
This reaction was what really made me go straight back to the movies and sit down and watch them. I can’t praise them highly enough. The acting is superb and the tension is first rate. With so many twists and turns, unless you have read the books you really don’t know what a treat you’re in for.