Unless you've lived in a shoebox for the past few years, you know that the Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is an international phenomenon as both a book and a film. There have been two versions of the film: one made by the Swedes (where the film takes place) and an another by Americans, which stays true to the book as well, but was a big budget blockbuster. Who better to compare and contrast merits and demerits of the films than Swedish garage rockers The Hives?
This past weekend at Coachella, drummer Chris Dangerous and bassist Dr. Matt Destruction gave us their five reasons why The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo kicks some serious ass.
5. The Swedish version is better
Chris: “How could the
Swedish one be better if the budget isn't even close to the American
one? Easy, the story telling was better and it was creepier.”
4. The fire trucks
Chris: “A friend of mine's dad has a fire truck museum and the ones used in the film were from his place. Pretty cool if you ask me.”
3. Daniel Craig
Chris: “I love Daniel Craig as James Bond and though he's a bit too good looking to be a journalist, he makes it work.”
2. The plot
Matt: “Though the movies are good, they miss a lot of the little details that are in the book. Even with that, the movies, especially the Swedish one, were very good.”
1. Both versions kick some serious ass
Chris: “No matter which one you prefer, if you don't like either version, then you don't have good taste in movies.”