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Lisbeth Salander = win

Film Posted on 2009-03-15 22:44:56

Yesterday I saw Män som hatar kvinnor at Rigoletto here in Stockholm. As I love the book I had looked forward to this movie since the first time I heard they were going to make a film of the book. What I have feared the most is to see how they will portrait the very special character Lisbeth Salander and I have been thinking that it must be impossible to find an actress who can give a fair picture of Lisbeth. But I must say Noomi Rapace did this great! She makes Lisbeth Salander just the way I imagined her when reading the book.

To sum it all up, I liked this film a lot. There were no parts from the book that I really missed as it sometimes can be when books become movies. Some scenes were very violent and a bit nasty but that are probably parts that are needed to make the film good.

I give this film 5 cows! And I am already looking forward to the next film in the trilogy.

Mio in the land of Faraway

Film Posted on 2009-01-24 14:16:51

Last night I watched the film Mio min Mio (Mio in the land of Faraway) based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren. Even though the book was my favourite 20 years ago I had never seen the movie. The story is good so the movie isn’t worthless. It’s far from worthless to be honest. But it leaves me with a big question. Why do Russians make a movie out of a Swedish book with actors from the UK? From what I can understand the film isn’t even released in the UK. The Swedish version is dubbed and you can’t even choose to watch it in English with swedish subs. I also think they could’ve put a little more effort in the DVD production. Otherwise a good movie and one funny thing is that Christian Bale is playing Jum-Jum 🙂