Now we all know the saying - don't judge a book by its cover!!!!! Well I found one example where this just was not true.
I became a of fan of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" trilogy about a year ago. The title of the book grabbed my attention and the synopsis was intruiging.
I have no knowledge about Sweden and found the first few chapters labourious to get through. But to me, it seems that the author was laying down a very large, but strong foundation. Because after the initial chapters, the book starts speeding away and my interest was captured. I found it hard to put down towards the end.
So of course I bought the next 2 books in the trilogy. Basically they follow the same principles. Heavy, large foundation, then the book gets going.
Well last night I went and saw the movie.
It is in Swedish with English sub-titles. Main complaint I have is that the sub-titles were in white type which was extremely hard to read at times when the background was light. I think it should have had black outline on the type, which would have disappeared on the darker backgrounds.
Even so, I found it easy to follow - especially knowing the story-line!!!! Hubby had a little difficulty, especially when he could not read the sub-titles, but he said he got the jist of the story.
For once, a movie followed the story-line and did not change it - Yeah!!!! A few small things were left out, but they really had no affect on the story. The movie had a slight amount of difficulty allowing you to get into Lisbeth's head, but you get the hint of what is to come.
The colours were a bit soft/faded. I thought Sweden would be more vibrant with the greens and blues. But when they get to Australia it all turned yellow!!!!! What-the!!!!!
Over-all I enjoyed it thoroughly
Have a great weekend