Just got back from this wonderful showing,
one of the first in the US,
of this great film.
Millions have read it.
("the coolest crime-fighting side kick to come along in many years")
Millions have seen the movie in much of Europe.
I think it was very well done.
Casting was good.
Pace and depiction of the story fine.
With one exception, there were no particular exclusions
of important events from the novel.
The exception, and perhaps this will be fleshed out in the following films,
- the movie does not depict the on going
relationship between Blomkvist and Erika Berger.
And it only hints at his dalliance with a tipsy
I can't imagine why the director would play down
this romantic, sexy portion of the story, as it did really color a healthy,
progressive sexuality, that I really enjoyed.
And in stark contrast to the main thrust of The Millennium Trilogy,
namely various forms of abuse of women,
these scenes showed women enjoying themselves, men, and sex.
All in all
it is a very good movie made from an excellent novel.
Thanks to AFI Silver Spring,
which is a gorgeous and comfortable venue,
for bringing The Girl here in conjunction with
to director Niels Arden Oplev
for his humorous and insightful
For enticing trailers of The Millennium Trilogy
have fun exploring
the YellowBird website at:
if you're heading to Stockholm any time soon,
you may not want to miss:
The Stieg Larsson Millennium Tour