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I'm really glad I knew so little about this film before viewing it other than the fact that it was receiving great reviews, was directed by Chris Nolan, and starred Leo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. It was an absolute treat, the rest of the cast was amazing and I think the film was just enough of a "mind f^#*!" to be enjoyable, however I think this was supremely helped by the emotional storyline delivered in a stellar performance by Marion Cotillard - this woman is fast becoming my favourite actress; she embodies strength, intelligence, and vulnerability with perfection. I'm thrilled to see Gordon-Levitt's career taking off, I've always enjoyed him from 30 Rock on up, Hardy delivered was a great foil for him and a nice addition of suave, bad boy, sex appeal. I think my only complaint about the film is I was actually pretty underwhelmed by Ellen Page's performance - I'm generally a fan of her work, but in this film she just seemed like little girl lost to me.
I know movies never compare to the books, so maybe i'm being harsher on this film then simply judging on its own, but I was a little underwhelmed. I didn't mind changes they made to the mystery part of the story, but I didn't like the way they handled the relationships between the main and recurring characters. Rapace was great, I didn't love Nyqvist's Blomkvist, he just seemed to lack the oomph i expected the character to have, other than when he first meet's Lisbeth, he just seems too passive. I was also really hoping to see more to do with Berger who was essentially written out altogether.