The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Strikes Back

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Yesterday afternoon, David and I made our way to the Valley to attend a birthday party for our dear friend Angi’s little girl. David and I got to hang out with Angi and her daughter a few weeks ago when we all went to see Toy Story 3 and were invited to hang out again at her birthday party. The fete was held at Kid’s Castle in Burbank and we had the best time ever!


After the party, we made our way to the ArcLight Theater to see The Girl Who Played with Fire, the follow-up film to the stunning movie adaptation of the novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:


While this follow-up film was not as intense and exciting as the first film, I found it a worthy sequel. The story-telling was just as entertaining this time around even tho the plot wasn’t as intense as the first film was. Because Fire is the second part of the Millennium Trilogy, it felt as if the excitement level was taken down a notch in order for more character backstory to be introduced. This film had intrigue and surprises but nowhere near as exciting as those featured in Tattoo. The two main characters spend the entire movie completely separated because there are two plots going on at the same time … eventually they intersect but the convention is likely to turn off some viewers. While I firmly believe that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is just as good as the novel it is based on, I suspect the novel version of The Girl Who Played with Fire is better than the movie. That being said, I really did enjoy the movie and I urge all Dragon Tattoo fans to check it out. This second movie left me really anxious to see the third and final film The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (due out in theaters this Fall).

Today, we’ve got a few things we’re thinking about doing … I’m not sure if we’ll get to do them all. I’m hoping to get out to see one more movie this weekend — the Spanish horror film [REC] 2 opened here in LA this weekend, I’m gonna try and get David to see it with me :)

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  • CHASE

    GAAAAAAH! I wanted to start the book series and I accidentally bough this book (the second one) instead of the first one! Everyone is talking about them so I decided I should start reading them. Hmmmm. The U.S. version shall be interesting, no?

  • Amanda

    Those cupcakes look delicious…

  • Kat

    Wow I had no idea there was a second movie. Thanks for the heads up! Also, sugar after the first movie was a good idea, it was so intense.

  • cecilia

    I’m Swedish and I really enjoyed the first and second book and movie. In the third I had a reaaally hard time following who was who as the triology comes to its conclusion, but I guess it’s worth watching anyway… at least Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) is worth watching, she’s so talented!

    • @cecilia — Noomi Rapace is amazing. She is really one of the most talented actresses around right now.

  • Check out this take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Canadian-based The Zippr. Pretty impressive:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhnxXSLbMZs