#4396 - 01/06/1211:05 AMRe: Current Movies (2011)
Has anyone seen The Iron Lady? It hasn't opened here yet.
I want to put in a word for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I haven't read the book so it was all completely new for me, and I really liked it. Most thrillers now are just action sequences from beginning to end, and that can be fun...but this one builds up a lot of tension just through the investigation. There's a nasty rape sequence, not related to the plot but to illustrate something about the title character...mainly, hurt her and you pay for it. (The rapist gets his come-uppance in a most satisfying way.) And there's a violent episode toward the end. But the rest of it is just peeling back layers of the past to get at the truth. It's a good-looking movie, too, very slick.