Niels Arden Oplev’s Millennium: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the latest movie we have watched, and we find it totally rave worthy! It is the film adaptation of the first book in Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium trilogy.
In this foreign (Swedish) movie, journalist Mikael Blomqvist (Michael Nyqvist) is hired by an aging industrialist to investigate the disappearance, some four decades earlier, of his young heiress. Joined in his search by an antisocial hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), Blomqvist finds himself on the trail of a serial killer who has remained undetected for years. We kept waiting for this story to fall flat but with each passing minute, it just kept getting better.
The way the events unfold, and the way there are at least 3 stories/plots running concurrently in the same show, is really amazing. When you get to one of the key scenes (uh oh! spoiler) where Blomqvist painstakingly pieces back the sequence of some film negatives shot over “Children’s Day” just makes you realize how much work went into the deconstruction and reconstruction of the storyline of this movie.
This is a really well-crafted “whodunit” action thriller that should not be missed!