To write about any film without giving spoilers is a very complicated job, and to do it for four films is near in possible so I am not going to try, This your one a only warning stop reading now if you don’t want to know anything before you see the following films
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (USA Remake)
I am going to write this review in three parts, the first two are going to be the online of the film itself following the time line of the film but also I going to add information about the main plays so you can better understand them
But the last part is going to be my personal view of the film and what I took for it and if you should go and find it for yourself
The Swedish author Stieg Larsson wrote a trilogy of books called the Millennium series and in 2009 five Swedish film company’s got together and produced a film called The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ( Män som hatar kvinnor -literally – Men who hate women) based on the book of the same name which beings the start of the series.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The start of the film opens with Mikael Blomkviest losing a libel case after publishing allegations about a billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wennerstron, Blomkviest is sentenced to three months in prison and a hefty fine, but just before he starts his sentenced he is hired by Henrik Vanger the head of the wealthy Vanger family.
Mikael Blomkviest is an investigative journalist and co-owner of the monthly magazine Millennium based in Stockholm he has dedicated journalist and self a pointed moral guardian in the film he is portrayed by Michael Nyqvist
As the Blomkviest case is coming to the end we met Lisbeth Salander who Henrik (though a company called Milton Security) uses her to run a back ground check on Mikael before asking him to look in a family mystery namely the disappearance of his niece Harriet for the family home on children’s day 1966.
Lisbeth Salander is a very damaged person, having been ruled mentally incompetent as a child so under Swedish law is appointed a legal guardian a kind gentle man who lets her live her life in anyway she see fit becoming a prominent figure in the international community of hackers, but her guardian suffers a stroke and there for is a appointed a new one in the film she is portrayed by Noomi Rapaace
Blomkviest takes the job from Henrik and moves in a small house on the Vanger estate and meets wont remands left of the family, Harriet brother Martin and cousin Cecilia, he is given Harriet’s dairy and many of the photos she took on the last day she was seen, in the dairy he finds a list five names and what be telephone numbers, so he visits the policeman who investigated the first time around.
Lisbeth Salander computer blows up so she need money to replace it and calls on her new guardian Nils Bjurman, who after and very personal interview forces her to perform fellatio in return for the money but after the act he withholds the full amount, so that they have to meet again. Nils Bjurman is a sexual sadist and when they meet again not only does he beat Lisbeth but rapes her too.
Nils Bjurman lets her have the rest of the money and then tells her that she has no hope of being free from him.
But in the night time Lisbeth returns to take her revenge as she had recorded the whole thing and not only does she torture and threaten to ruin him but she uses a tattoo gun to brand Nils with the message ‘I am a sadist pig and a rapist’ with this done she able to gain full control of her life once again