>This movie is intense. Can I ask the Swedish…why so dark? Seriously, I needed a freaking Xanax after I saw this movie. You seem like a happy people, but your movies and stories scare the living crap out of me.
If you are wondering, no, I did not read the book before I saw this movie. There were two reasons why:
1) Everyone was pretty much peeing their pants over it. Being that I’m contrary sometimes, I decided I wouldn’t bother getting all worked up over it like everyone else.
2) I’m not a fan of scary movies/stories. Granted this story is exactly a horror film per se, but it comes pretty freaking close.
Oh and to the parents who brought their under 13 children to the show…shame on you. What the hell is wrong with you? I’m 37 years old and felt like I was too innocent and young to be seeing such graphic violent scenes.
One good thing. I now really appreciate my family. Next time I get annoyed by something they do, I just need to remember that at least they aren’t exacting unspeakable horrors upon me.
In summary: The acting was great. The cinematography made me feel like I was right there in the Swedish country side trying to solve the riddle. And the score was good too. Who knew the guy who screamed about heads being like a hole could score a movie. The only thing I didn’t like, aside from the graphic violence, was the weird beginning. It was like “here, get into the weird dark Swedish vibe right now.”
>Thank you for the review of this movie. I am avid reader and have not succumbed to reading this book for the very reasons you stated. When I want to read or go to a movie I want to escape not be frightened out of my wits. Thanks for sharing. Susan Cooper