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Caution: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Laura of Teens Online
I love the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last spring when somehow I got away with applying it to a school project. The story itself was thrilling. There were times when I was scared, angry, excited, and terribly upset throughout the course of the book.
But that's now what I want to talk about.
I'm here cautioning any reader who is interested in seein the movie. If you, like me, don't handle violence well, if you get scared easily, don't see either of them. If the book was a little too much, don't see it. Swedish or American, we are presented with the images for a thematically violent, dark, and gruesome story. Rape, death, and torture are important elements in this mystery thriller. I caution you even against the book -- but that is a lighter caution. The book opens your eyes and your mind. The movies present horrific sequences of violence and torture beyond horror-movie because it all seems real. The books are great, but filmmaking, especially American, has changed over the past few decades to leave less and less up to the imagination in regards to violence.
The movies are not bad. They capture the story well. But part of capturing the story is capturing the violence. Just a quick idea for those who love the stories, but thinking back, are kind of disturbed.
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