The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (remake)
Never read the book, never saw the original. Just heard it was a very dark mystery with a shocking scene somewhere.
Was it just me or was it pretty obvious from the beginning that missing girl was probably not dead? Young girl surrounded by abusive family disappears and everybody assumes she was murdered??? She even sends (her uncle?) art every year and he assumes the murderer is taunting him?
Even Blomkvist doesn’t bother to ask the obvious “what makes you think she’s dead?”
And the shocking scene wasn’t all that shocking. I was more shocked when I saw it 30 years ago in Deliverance and again in Pulp Fiction.
And their investigative skills seemed to amount to not much more than looking through photos, finding who took the photos, and asking them if they have more photos.
Not much shock value + not much of a mystery = not much of a movie