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#35: The Girl who Played with Fire

Huh. Got the movies a little out of order. I actually saw this one a month ago and just forgot to post a review.

So I watched "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" on DVD and loved it. An EXCELLENT crime drama made even better by two of the most interesting characters I've seen in movies this year. Then I found out that movie was the first in a trilogy... and that Part 2 was playing in theaters RIGHT NOW! And even better, it was playing at "The Big Picture" in Redmond!

The thing about The Big Picture is that you have to be 21 to go see movies there. Not because they show pornos. But because they serve alcohol and because they want to show movies in an environment where folks who love movies don't have to endure immaturity and wailing babies while they watch the movie.

Anyway, I got to see both of those movies almost back to back, and it was great. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is the better of the two, because it's a self-contained complete movie. "The Girl who Played with Fire" builds right off of the first movie, continuing several plot lines and introducing new ones that you don't realize until you see the first movie were actually introduced in the first movie. Very tense, great acting, cool characters... good times! But then it just ends! SUPER ABRUPTLY! Which kind of annoyed me. It was like how "Kill Bill" ended. You weren't done watching the movie; it was still good!

Ah well. Part 3, "The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" comes out in a few months, so I don't have THAT long to wait.

The Girl who Played with Fire: A (but only if the next movie finishes the trilogy up good; if it doesn't, this'll prolly drop to a B+)

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