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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Posted on December 8, 2011 by under Movies.    

I’m really looking forward to the American adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Män som hatar kvinnor, the first in novel of the Millennium trilogy. I had the opportunity to watch the Swedish versions (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) over the last few weeks and have really enjoyed them. I think the first one was the best one, but part two and three of the series were good also. Even Brian got into it, and he normally doesn’t like foreign films. He hates having to read subtitles.

The funny thing is that we were hanging out in our living room watching the The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest on Sunday when I told him that my stomach was upset and I needed to go to the bathroom. He was like, “You should just go to the bathroom down here so you can still hear the movie.”

I just gave him this look and busted up laughing. I was laughing so hard I almost cried. “What good will that do me? I don’t speak Swedish!” After realizing how absurd his suggestion was, he started laughing too. He laughed so much that he turned red. We had a good laugh about it for several minutes.

I’m looking forward to the American adaptation so that I can pick up on all those subtle nuances that I might have missed by having to read the subtitles. I’m not a huge Daniel Craig fan, but I think actually think he makes a good Micke Blomkvist. Check out the movie trailer below.

Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? I’m thinking of taking Brian to watch it over Christmas vacation. Anyone want to go with us?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the novels or films, the Swedish versions of all three films are available on Netflix Instant Watch. It might not be a bad idea to watch them before the American versions are released.

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