call me the ahole that u will but i liked “the girl with the dragon tattoo” way better than “inception”. not by much but by a little bit and that’s what counts. inception fit together a bit too nicely for my taste and in the end gave you that “was it all just a dream/hollywood” ending…in a way that bladerunner never did. blade runner didnt shove (what could be considered) that same kind of ending scene mystery down ur throat. yes, the topic for inception was awesome but i think in the quest to be a blockbuster they had to err on the side of making things (however insanely complex they might be) all come out ok. i knew i was over it when they ended up storming the snow castle/fort. i actually said to myself..” is this over yet cos i think i saw this scene in almost every james bond film made. i was getting restless, but hey…it was a quick 2+hours.
oh well, maybe it’s all about expectations. u know what they say about those. maybe im a sucker for foreign films…i did schedule an italian cinema class directly on top of my econ class when i was in college. hmpf, anyway…i got a chance to see tgw/tdt yesterday night and i loved it. like inception, it also tied together a bit too nicely at the end but overall it definitely had more grit to it. i was more involved with the characters than in inception. inception didnt really allow for anything but forced development of the main character. at least in Larsson’s movie which even has a better title in swedish “men who hate women” i got more than a cursory glimpse into the leads. just as with another swedish film “let the right one in” i was left really really happy that films like this get made in other countries. unfortunately hollywood is going to make american versions of both films. wow…that’s gonna suk cos the subtlety of both films will surely will be sucked out like a the high fructose corn syrup in all our big gulps. gross.