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“Boy” or “The Girl Who Played with Fire?” August 17, 2010

Posted by pacejmiller in Entertainment.
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I’ve got a bit of a dilemma.

I’ve got two separate advanced screenings tonight.  The first, booked in weeks ago, is a screening to Boy, the highest grossing New Zealand film of all-time (but wait, the film it had beaten was…The World’s Fastest Indian…).  Critics are audiences are simply raving about this coming-of-age comedy-drama, written and directed by Taika Waititi (the guy who made the acclaimed short, Two Cars, One Night, which I thought was not bad).

The second, which just popped up last night, is a screening to The Girl Who Played with Fire, the highly anticipated sequel to the wonderful The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (you know, the movies based on those Stieg Larsson novels).  I had originally booked myself in for an early September screening, but the opportunity to see it two weeks earlier makes it a difficult choice.

A third choice, I suppose, given the amount of work that I have on, is to stay home and skip both.

I’ll end up seeing both films eventually anyway, so it’s just a matter of which one to see first.  What do you reckon?  Which one would you go to if you were in my shoes?

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1. inspiredworlds - August 17, 2010

i’d see The Girl Who PLayed With Fire. I’m yet to read/see the first one yet, but it looks more intriguing.

So Boy grossed more than Once Were Warriors? Surely that franchise won’t be beaten in DVD sales and pop culture references!

2. uioae - August 18, 2010

Go with Boy. The other will be released everywhere, and you can see it when convenient for you.

3. bally - August 18, 2010

DEFINITELY SEE BOY – it is SUCH a GEM of a movie. Completely fresh and gorgeous.


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