movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Watched in HD; I did not realize this was Swedish when I picked it up. Several people have commented that the correct translation of the title is actually “Man Who Hates Woman”

Anyway, this is the 5th language I’ve watched in 2 weeks: English, Korean (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance), Japanese (Battle Royale 1 & 2), Spanish (Sleep Dealer), and Swedish (this film). Also, British (Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel), but that doesn’t count.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Serial killing leads to family separation.

QUIRKS: Swedish. Based on a book. The main female, a punk/goth/emo bisexual chick, is the coolest character in the movie. Journalism and hacking are parts of the movie — lots of Unix screenshots (even if it is MacBook)! This is more or less a serial murder mystery. But there is also some unrelated story about the female’s life as well. And one part of that (her revenge) is possibly the best part in the movie.

BAD STUFF: This is more or less a serial murder mystery.

CONCLUSION: This was a well implemented story. A slow, dramatic mystery. Read Ian B’s more thorough review of it here.

RATINGS: Clint: Netflix: 3/5. IMDB: 7/10. Better than average and well done, but not exactly my thing.
Carolyn: Netflix: 4/5. IMDB: 8/10.

RECOMMENDATION: If you like mysteries, or want to explore the complete trilogy, this is worth watching. It’s well-executed. Look for the 2nd film The Girl Who Played With Fire aka Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden, and the 3rd film The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest aka Luftslottet Som Sprangdes to continue the exploits of Mikael & Lisbeth. I actually didn’t know this was a “trilogy” until writing this review… If I had known that, I might have been a bit more forgiving while watching it.

Mood: DINNER!!! yUMMMM1!!!
Music: KMFDM – Inane