David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

0 2014

About the Movie

This isn’t the first incarnation of the pierced, tattooed, punk, hacker prodigy and yes, bisexual – Lisbeth Salander’s character on screen. The first adaptation of the best-selling author Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, “The girl with the dragon tattoo” by director Niels Arden Oplev debuted last 2009 starring Noomi Rapace, as Lisbeth Salander, who also played as Madame Simza Heronin of the latest addition of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The newly released American adaptation of the book on screen by Oscar nominated Director David Fincher, known for his handful of award winning films such as SevenCurious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network, to name a few, sad to say, fell short from his other films as what most critics say. Slowly gaining momentum among avid viewers, the American version of the film starred Rooney Mara, who also played in David Fincher’s The Social Network as Erica Albright, as Lisbeth Salander. Sharp as a dagger with an evident anti – social episodes, Lisbeth Salander teamed up with Investigative Journalist Mikael Blomkvist, convincingly played by Daniel Craig, to unearth a long buried mystery of the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families, over forty years ago.

With Blomkvist’s unfortunate circumstance due to a published work in Millenium Magazine from an anonymous tip that stirred allegations about billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wannertröm, he faced libel lawsuit with an unfavorable winning end. At the mean time, remained bewildered, Harriet Vanger’s aged uncle, Henrik Vanger, continued to seek the truth of Harriet’s disappearance. Later on, with a keen eye of an investigator, Blomkvist was invited by Henrik Vanger to help him investigate and solve the mystery of his niece’s disappearance. Prior to such meeting, Henrik Vanger requested his lawyer, Dirch Frode, to do a comprehensive report on Blomkvist, which was delivered by Salander through her ingenious hacking – or stalking? skills. With no other options at hand, Blomkvist accepted the job being offered by Henrik Vanger and later on hired Salander as his obliging sidekick in solving the mystery. After a long arduous task of sleuthing, both Salander and Blomkvist realized that they were on the trail of a series of crimes of a sick killer. In the end, with a bit of an obvious twist, the alleged serial killer was Harriet’s father but after he died, his son, Martin Vanger, succeeded his father’s inglorious legacy.

Lesbian Perspective

There were sexy scenes sparsely spread through out the movie but there was only one scene which resurrected the dormant lesbian part of me. It was a brief scene when Lisbeth Salander woke up bare naked with another goth or probably punk rock type of woman, which for my imaginative sometimes perverted mind implied a hot steamy, body arching, orgasmic lesbian sex just happened. Knowing that Salander plays for our team, I could not wait for the next installation of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy: “The girl who played with fire” and “The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest” on screen. For now, munching on Larsson’s books satiates the lesbian hunger temporarily with the aid of cafe latte and good lighting of course.

Closing Remark

Having a long run time and sometimes depressing soundtrack, Fisher’s “The girl with the dragon tattoo” creates a divided review among critics, with an obvious comparison to the Swedish version. Regardless of the predominant ratings about this movie, I would want to recommend this for your own personal butchering, I mean viewing. Until now, I couldn’t seem to shake off the disturbing parts which show explicit heterosexual displays of non – violent love making between Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Indeed, “The girl with the dragon tattoo” movie is without a question the most provocative and disturbing film I’ve seen since the “Hannibal Lecter” series. I hope you enjoy.

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