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Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: DVD Review

When we went on our trip to Cuba this Spring, I brought along a couple of novels to read {ahh, no kids and 2 novels. Bliss!}. One was international best seller ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, written with Stieg Larsson. I loved this book, I think I read the whole thing in a matter of 3 days. Laying on beach chair too, it was a hard life at that time. {heh}.

So, when offered up the chance to review ‘Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy’, featuring 3 DVD’s – complete film versions of the Millennium trilogy, I was thrilled! Could the movies ever measure up to the fantastic books I read?

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Facing prison time for slander, discredited journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by a reclusive industrialist for one last job; to solve a long unresolved family disappearance. Aided by the mysterious and troubled computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, the two uncover a darker world of brutality, deception and ritualistic murder. Alone and not knowing who to trust, they must fight for their own survival and reveal the truth.

GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.

GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST
Under police guard in hospital, Lisbeth Salander (NOOMI RAPACE) is charged with murder and awaits the trial that has the country gripped. Cut off from all communication with the outside world, she must rely on journalist and former lover, Mikael Blomkvist (MICHAEL NYQVIST) to prove her innocence and expose the political cover up that threatens to destroy her freedom. In his way stands a mysterious group who will go to any lengths to keep the shocking truth of their actions a secret.

Reading books before watching the film based on the books is never quite the same as someone who just sees the film. Without fail I always look for events left out and almost obsess on the fact that they could have portrayed something better, like the book had. Yet, I wasn’t disappointed at all with any of these films. I liked watching on screen, a story and characters that I had only conjured up in my own mind. I do like the first of the series better {The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo}, yet they are all worth a watch. My opinion is, they capture the ‘feel’ quite well! And, I don’t want to say more, since there is so many plots and twists to these stories, I don’t want to ruin a moment for those interested in watching for themselves. The stories and characters are so complex and it will keep attention, that much I can say.

The 4th disk to this trilogy set is a bonus disk with special features. In fact, the other 3 have interviews and bonus features as well. It’s quite the complete set, a lot of bang for the buck!

 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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