Every time I watch a movie I end up wanting to be in the movie. When I saw Spy Kids, I wanted to be a spy. When I saw X-men I wanted to be a mutant. Now that I saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo I want to a rapist torturing, gothic hacker. This movie was so intriguing, I had to go the 10pm show and when it started I was begging in my head for it to hurry up and be over so I can go home and go to sleep. As the movie progressed and I got passed the awkward stage of not understanding any of the plot because I haven’t read the books, I was hoping the movie would never end. I won’t get into the plot because you guys can IMDB that or whatever. I’m just going to talk about the underlying theme that spoke to me, which was, never play the victim role. All of the main characters, especially the women had been through so much abuse but they never submitted to it and they all fought back in one way or another. So in my idea the moral of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is don’t take abuse you have all the power and control in the world. You don’t have to be an antisocial private investigator like Lisbeth, you can be a rich schoolgirl like Harriet.
So now I have to read all the books because I love a realistic storyline. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Harry Potters and Disney movies but there’s nothing like a story that could happen on any given day.