THE MOOK LIST – #9
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Why it worked: This novel was made to be a movie. It is cut-throat, riveting, and ridiculously suspenseful with amplified characters and a great story. Larsson was immersed in the world of his writing, which made for a great film platform for David Fincher. Because of impeccable casting and great screen writing, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” became a box office sensation. You can read my full mook review on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” here.
Why you might disagree: This movie has some obvious deviations from the heavily-detailed novel (changes I thought were appropriate, but not everyone feels this way). Some critics felt that the film was too impersonal for the viewer to connect to the characters. Some viewers felt the very intense and violent scenes were too much for the big screen. Additionally, some fans of the book prefer the Swedish films, however I cannot comment on this because I have not seen them.