The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: DVD Review
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Released by Vendetta Films
So the first part of the Millennium phenomenon finally arrives on DVD.
Stieg Larsson's trio of books have captured the Kiwi minds with practically
everyone reading them on buses, trains and wherever there is spare time.
This adaptation sees Michael Nyqvist playing an
idealistic Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist who's called in to investigate a
Blomkvist's just lost a libel case
and has plenty of time on his hands - so he's drawn into the disappearance of a
16 year old niece of a wealthy CEO from 40 years ago.
As Blomkvist digs deeper, he's followed by a cyber hacker Lisbeth
Salander (Noomi Rapace) who believes she has what it takes to help him solve the
However, as the case progresses, there are
more skeletons in the closet waiting to come out - and both parties have plenty
to lose as their respective nooses tighten.
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a slow burning thriller - despite the beauty of
the desolate white Swedish landscapes, there's very little beauty in the thick
complicated plot. And in Lisbeth's case, thanks to abuse and some pretty
horrific scenes, the darkness is as black as it comes.
It's an interesting start to the trilogy and while it may be more
loved by fans of the books than the general public, now's the time to jump in
and see what the fuss is about.
Extras: Trailers, a peek at the 2nd film, The Girl
Who Played With Fire, image gallery and music featurette are relatively weak
fodder given how popular the series is becoming.