"Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?" - Niels Arden Oplev
Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a journalist who works for Millennium Magazine in
He has recently lost a libel case bought against him by a crooked businessman.
Retired businessman Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) asks computer hacker
Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to do some background research on Blomkvist
before asking the journalist to help him uncover the mystery surrounding his niece’s
disappearance in the 1960s. Blomkvist accepts the challenge and begins work on
a small island inhabited by many of the Vanger family. Salander, after going
through unbelievable hardships is eventually tracked down by Blomkvist and
agrees to help him with the case. The two of them attempt to get to the bottom
of the mystery but end up uncovering much more. Sweden
This is a good film but I have many problems with it. The first and most major problem is that there is no reason for its existence. The novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was made into an excellent feature film (review here) in 2009 and this version brings nothing new to the table except that it is in English for all the stupid/lazy tw*ts who can’t be arsed reading subtitles. I do not see the point in making this film other than to fill the pockets of
and to further dumb down English
speaking audiences. It isn’t even as though the Swedish version is difficult to
come by. I spotted it in my local HMV for less that £5 just a few days ago. It.
Is. Pointless. Hollywood