With all the jazz going on about the neked poster for the American version (look it up if you want. It's not too bad on the eyes), I decided I wanted to finally get to watching the original version. With six months until it opens, I figure I've got good time to kinda forget the little things and maybe still be surprised.
Dragon Tattoo tells the story of a journalist who, after being found of libel, has six months before serving his "jail" time (that place looked nothing like any prison I've seen) and is hired to find a murderer. Forty years prior, a 16-year old girl went missing and her Uncle still believes one of the family responsible of foul play. As the man begins looking, he starts getting help from a hacker who has been following his case from his own computer. They soon team-up and try to solve a case nobody has been able to do.
I will start by giving this movie maybe one of the biggest compliments I can: it made me want to read the book. I would probably never actually finish it cuz I'm a bit slow like that but I want to try. There was great suspense, a pretty thought out mystery plot and a hot chick who takes her shirt off a few times. Noomi Rapace is super hot and for some reason, those spikes and piercings make her even hotter. Even though she really only had one really badass moment, I still wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley. Hopefully she will also be hot in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, Game of Shadows.
Long story longer, this movie was pretty damned cool and it's gotten me a lot more stoked for the remake. If ya get 2 1/2 hours, check this movie out. Definitely worth it.