Movie Review- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It’s movie review day, here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos. We’re seeing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Even though I am an avid reader, and this book has sold like twelve bazillion copies, I have not read it. I read the back blurb, didn’t think it sounded like something I would like, and didn’t buy it. But then I saw this movie preview and thought, wow, Daniel Craig is sexy, I should go see it. Plus, it looks like a thriller, crime type movie, and I love those!

Here’s the trailer:

The Verdict: I saw this movie two days ago. I still can’t get it out of my mind. It was disturbing. If you read the book and enjoyed it, I think you’ll love this movie. I talked to a couple people at the theater that loved the book. There were going over the differences between the book and the movie like I did for the Twilight and Harry Potter movies.

Based on the trailer alone, I thought this movie was going to be about finding a missing girl. I thought it was a kinda crime drama. Journalist tries to solve the crime, gets help from the girl with the tattoo, someone doesn’t want to solve the crime, there is danger, they prevail. And really, that is what happens, but what the trailer doesn’t mention is that the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo doesn’t just dress a little different. She has a totally tragic and fucked up life. I felt horrible for her. I’ll just say it. In the movie, she gets raped. It’s pretty graphic. She gets revenge, which is also pretty graphic. And disturbing. The whole missing girl thing is pretty disturbing as well. The girl ran away because not only was her Daddy molesting her, he had a long history of raping and killing girls. When Daddy died, big brother continued Daddy’s legacy, with his sister and with the killing. I’m not spoiling this for anyone that has read the book, but if you’re one of the twelve people in the world that didn’t read it, be prepared. This is not a happy movie. It’s not a feel good movie.

Was it good. Yes. Very good. Did I like it. No.

I can’t even begin to compare this movie to a date.

Check out my 4.5 star movie review for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and my review of Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows.

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.

Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.

Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.

Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.

And since, surprisingly, there were no hot shirtless men in this movie, and since we’re in the holiday spirit here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos, we’ll leave you with our favorite little Santa cutie. Like he’s my screensaver right now. Just cuz I love the holidays so much, and my spirit for it is like so big. And maybe I like to drool over his pretty face and sexy body and picture him coming down my chimney. I’m off now to unwrap his package. Um, I mean, off to wrap my packages. Like all the Christmas gifts I bought.

Ho, ho ho!!

(If you like books with hot guys like this, be sure to check out That Boy!!)