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Friday, December 30, 2011

A Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Movie was good, night was bad

Okay. If you've been following me, you have seen my tweet while I was watching this movie. But I thought it needed a post.

As you know, my husband left today and won't be back until July so my family babysat and I went to see the above movie.

Mind you, I read the book so I knew what was to come. What I didn't know who I was sitting with while watching the scenes. If I had objection to it, I would not have gone.

As I sat down, I was surprised to see a girl not more than 9 years old sitting with, I assume, her parents. I was appalled. If you know of the book, you would know why.

I am not naive. I know the kids nowadays with are far more aware of more things than I care to admit. But I wouldn't be taking my kids to see it together.

When Lizbeth Salandar was forced to give hand job/oral sex was uncomfortable enough, but her second visit to get her money, she was violently tied up and sodomized and beaten. Later on, she got her revenge as she did the same to the man.

Even though I knew it was coming, I walked out and stood on the side to watch. I felt very uncomfortable watching that scene with the little girl sitting behind me. Awkward. The only thing I could think of how pissed I was at the parents for bringing her to see this movie. Didn't they read the book or even the reviews? Guess not.

Am I a prude? My nightmare continued as the main character played by Daniel Craig & Lisbath had a bed scene. It was long, or felt long with the little girl there. But second & third time, I was kind of pissed. The first time, fine. The 2nd & third? Maybe I am getting too old for this kind of movie.

So we come to the movie itself. All in all, it stayed true to the book. The actors playing the main parts were believable, especial Lisbath. It was suspenseful and worth your money. It felt a little slow because I read the book. I enjoyed the revenge part of the movie. I didn't like Craig as 007, but I actually liked him playing this part. 

Would I recommend this movie? Yes, if this is the sort of genre that you like. Otherwise, you can go on to Mission Impossible which I thoroughly enjoyed. The movie was good. I just hope you have the sense to leave the little one home.

P.S. I'm not going to bother with grammar check on this one. If you find a mistake, forgive me. I'm having a little cocktail since my hubby left. My girl has taken over my bed which is a welcome since that means I will not be sleeping alone tonight. ;-)


  1. thanks for the movie review, I hope I can watch it soon here in my country.
    I'm sorry about your leaving husband. Don't know how you can make it that long without a husband by your side. Hopefully June come fast to you so won't have to get stuck with Daniel Craig too long :P
    I'm your twitter follower btw (@Pupitadewi)

  2. Wowsa. WTF? I would NEVER take my kid to this movie - even as a teenager! The book was graphic, and the original movie was graphic, I assume the US version is graphic.
    Get a SITTER!
    I am so happy you had a moment to go see the movie and am also so sad it was blemished the way it was (totally unfair and BOOOOO on those parents).
    You are not a prude, but rather a woman that understands these things are not meant for children.

  3. Wow, I can't believe they brought a little girl to see that movie! That's awful. =/

  4. I just can't believe the parents of that 9 year old girl were not uncomfortable. That is so awful. Thanks for sharing the story.

  5. I can't wait to see the movie, but even without the kids being there I can do without the s*x scenes. I am a new follower from http://7kidsandcounting.blogspot.com/

  6. This was a good movie. The sex scenes were a little horiffic in nature but not as graphic as you describe. Im surprised that you needed to get up out of your seat seat, especially since you already knew what was going to happen. It seems that the 9 year old handled it better. Grow up.