It was just okay. It would have been nice to have a really creepy or sadistic antagonist in this one. I didn't feel that the tall blonde man was that scary and Zala was just an old man. I don't know, I guess this movie just wasn't my cup of tea.
I knew this one was going to be tough to film. The book is really complex and requires some really good budget to recreate some stuff with perfection as Stieg Larsson used a lot of imagination into this. Even tho, the result was good and the following film should fill up the blanks.
In the second installment, our girl is even cooler than before. Since I do not read the book, so most of the plot was cleverly yarn to give continuous surprises in finding whodunnit result. Supported by committed casts, no Hollywood effect is in need to make this film sparks the big fire.
Frustratingly awful follow-up to the really great The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, this second film adaptation suffers from an overwrought and underwritten screenplay. Rapace is again quite fine but she's let down by poor character development within the realms of the subsidiary players and a real lack of understanding when it comes to filming for the big screen. A significant step backwards for this franchise.