I never thought I would like this movie as much as I did. It kept me on the edge of my seat, not because it was scary but because I was anxious to know what would happen next. I wasn’t familiar with the plot or its original version so I went not knowing what it would be about. I assumed based on the title “The girl with a dragon tattoo” that it would be about tattoos and dragons, but it was pleasantly surprised. The tattoo is a metaphor of Lisbeth ,the heroine of the story, for whom you root for since the moment you see her on the screen. She’s considered different because she wears dark clothes, has piercings, very dark gothic hair style and bleached eyebrows that would make anyone scare of her; yet when I saw her on the screen I wanted to be her friend. With her silent movements and facial expressions I knew that she had suffered yet she finds a way to survive, no matter what she does, right or wrong everyone roots for her. Mikael, the journalists who is hired to solve a murder that occurred 40 years ago brings the experience to this odd pair that come together like puzzle pieces joined together to solve the crime.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This is the story of two college students who meet after graduation On July 15, throughout the movie they meet every year on the same day. As the story unfolds I found myself wondering what happened on the other 364 days of the year when they weren't together and I often asked myself, why would they only spend ONE day together. For the span of 20 years they each go their separate ways only to reunite every year on the same date. The story kept dragging and dragging, and although it was evident that they loved each other and were meant to be together the characters never seemed to understand that. As the story came to an end I found myself wondering what was the point of the movie?!! Was it to show that love is not enough to be with the person you want to be with, is it to show that friends can never be more than friends? Watch this movie if you want to be reminded of past loves and what your life would have been if you married your first grade boyfriend.
I started this blog to share my love for the 7th Art.. Cinema... movies, films, peliculas...story telling anything you want to call it. After watching a movie I often find myself wanting to share what I liked, what I didn't like, what I would have love to see what could have been edited, so in honor of my love of movies I will post movie reviews of films to share a personal opinion of such.