Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Singapore Premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


I was invited to the Premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at The Grand Cathay last Wednesday by the nice people at Sony Pictures. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as the two leads, the movie is an adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Swedish-language novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which is the first book in the Millenium series trilogy. The other books being The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced financial journalist played by Mr James Bond, Daniel Craig who investigates the case of a woman who has been dead for 40 years. He was aided by a tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander played by Rooney Mara. Watch the trailer above. Rooney last acted in The Social Network also directed by David Fincher. She played Mark Zuckerberg's girlfriend who broke up with him before he started Facebook. Remember her?


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the best movies that I've watched recently. Brilliantly directed by David Fincher and acted by the two leads, in particular, Rooney Mara who I think should be nominated for an Oscar for her work in this movie. Wow! She's really that good. Remember that name - Rooney Mara.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has all the ingredients of a very good thriller. You have mystery, rape, torture, bigotry, murder, sex and yes, even lesbian sex! And if you're a geek and you're into computer hacking, you will also love this movie. Rooney's character is one hell of a computer hacker, doing some things I thought wasn't even possible. But then again, what do I know? I'm not a computer hacker.

The movie takes its time to introduce the two leading characters, giving us a thorough understanding of what the characters have been through. This is good but I feel it takes far too long to do this. 20 minutes into the movie, I was wondering if I was watching a movie that that has two different storylines but once the two leads finally meet, the movie really kicks off. And what a movie this is! Absolutely must watch! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens tomorrow and it is rated R21. I give it 4 out of 5 dragon tattoos.

You can watch an 8 minutes preview of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Enjoy!

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