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Holley Calmes
12-22-2011, 03:45 AM
I loved Noomi so much in the Swedish version...she had so much depth. I have seen photos of our USA version, and I have to admit that this Lisbeth looks younger and not as...interesting...but that is not fair. I will see the movie, but I have to admit loving the originals so much-I hope they haven't "Hollywooded" the story too much. Bless the child that plays Lisbeth in this version. She's going to be under a microscope.

IceAlisa
12-22-2011, 06:00 AM
I want to see the new one too but it's not in the cards for quite some time. Will be good to hear what you guys think--is it worth it?

pat c
12-22-2011, 03:31 PM
I think Rapace was spot on, exactly how I pictured Salander.

I agree. I think the Hollywood movie will do well as a lot of people don't like sub-titles, but having seen the Swedish version, I think it'll be a tougher sell to convince me that the Hollywood version is as good or better. (shrug)

NeilJLeonard
12-22-2011, 04:20 PM
I agree. I think the Hollywood movie will do well as a lot of people don't like sub-titles, but having seen the Swedish version, I think it'll be a tougher sell to convince me that the Hollywood version is as good or better. (shrug)
The Swedish version I watched yesterday did not have sub-titles, it was dubbed with spoken English. I started "The Girl Who Played With Fire" yesterday. It had sub-titles. There is a world of difference watching the two.

Hopefully, I'll get to see the American "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo over the Holidays. I'll write a comparison as soon as I do. After seeing Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth Salander I think that Rooney Mara has a tough, tough act to follow.

We'll see soon enough.

NJL

pat c
12-22-2011, 05:49 PM
The Swedish version I watched yesterday did not have sub-titles, it was dubbed with spoken English. I started "The Girl Who Played With Fire" yesterday. It had sub-titles. There is a world of difference watching the two.

Hopefully, Ill get to see the American "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo over the Holidays. I'll write a comparison as soon as I do. After seeing Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth Salander I think that Rooney Mara has a tough, tough act to follow.

Well see soon enough.

NJL

Now that is too bad. I've seen all 3 and they all had sub-titles. The last one is particularly effective with sub-titles rather than too much dialogue, and Rapace is very good as Salander. As a side, she's in the new Sherlock Holmes movie with Downey, anyone seen that?

BigB08822
12-22-2011, 09:31 PM
I watched all 3 with subtitles. I knew to not watch them with dubbing as it would completely ruin everything. I think it is always better to find a version with subtitles if at all possible. I don't mind reading and watching but I know some people hate it.

Theatregirl1122
12-23-2011, 05:13 AM
I saw the Hollywood movie tonight. I haven't seen the originals but I saw it with a friend who had seen them. I read the books and she hasn't. I felt that, overall, the movie did a good job of portraying the story of the book. There were certainly details left out or changed but that was probably necessary.

So I give the movie good grades for accuracy, but poor grades for pace. The pace was VERY fast. Too fast, for me. I ended the movie feeling like I had whiplash. My friend felt that the original is similar in that respect. She thought that the movies were quite similar although the portrayals of Lisbeth were different. The styling of Lisbeth in this movie was really taken to the nth degree but I didn't think that was necessarily bad. I thought Mara did an excellent job with the character. She also felt that there were some scenes in this movie that made a lot more sense than the original, specifically the ending when Lisbeth is in disguise. She also felt that the rape scene wasn't glossed over for American audiences and was just as disturbing as the original.

Overall, we liked it from both the perspective of someone who'd read the book and someone who'd seen the previous movie but the pacing was a pretty serious issue.

IceAlisa
12-30-2011, 09:27 PM
Saw the US version the other day. IMO it was very American--big budget, polished and relatively high paced. But I don't necessarily think it was a bad thing. I was prepared to be critical of Mara, having admired Noomi Rapace's performance but Mara held her own.

She was a more vulnerable Lisbeth, the way the American remake of La Femme Nikita had a more vulnerable heroine.

I have to say it was well-done and did the book justice. One (small) thing I don't understand is why Daniel Craig wore coats a couple of sizes too small. It wasn't flattering or showed off his physique, just looked ill-fitting. :huh:

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised--a good movie.

MacMadame
12-31-2011, 02:28 AM
I watched the Swedish version on Christmas day. I loved it. Hopefully I'll see the US version in theaters and not end up waiting until it comes out on DVD.

HisWeirness
12-31-2011, 06:57 PM
I saw the US version last night. My husband and I have listened to all three books on audio book (I technically haven't read them ;)) and seen all three Swedish movies.

We both felt that the US version was very well done and did a better job of developing the characters and their motivations than the Swedish version of TGWTDT did. The overall visual appearance and mood of the US movie really matched my mental picture of the book (perhaps because I am American). I felt that the screenwriter/director did a good job of distilling the book's story to the film format. I felt that the Swedish movie had a faster pace than the US movie. If I was not familiar with the books, I feel that I would have had a harder time following the plot of the Swedish version than the US version.

We both disliked the opening (credits) sequence of the movie. I get what they were trying to do, but it came off as too heavy and artsy :drama:. I was pleased when it finally ended. :shuffle: Maybe the sound was just too loud in the theater...

I'm looking forward to the next two movies. :)

Vash01
01-01-2012, 08:34 AM
I have only seen the US version (saw it last weekend) and liked it a lot. I have not seen the Swedish movies and have not read the books. I plan to read the books now, but that may spoil the sequels for me. I thought both main characters acted very well, especially Rooney Mara. I had seen her in The Social Network. Based on that I would not have imagined her in this role but she did a fabulous job. The cinematography was excellent and I liked the fast pace and the suspense. I am also happy that they went with a relatively unknown actress.

Now I can't wait to see the next two movies. I am going to hold off on the Swedish ones, to avoid comparisons in the middle of it.

peibeck
01-01-2012, 05:10 PM
I saw the movie yesterday. I loved Rooney Mara, but I actually felt the film was a bit plodding in places. Until the two main characters begin working with each other (at about the mid point in the movie), I felt the pace was a little languid. I also had a problem with how Daniel Craig played his part (or was directed to play his part), he seemed like the least tenacious reporter I've ever seen.

For those who have read the books, I assume Lisbeth's actions with the stolen funds in the third act are what trigger the sequel(s)?

Kasey
01-01-2012, 05:19 PM
Not completely ;)

Yehudi
01-01-2012, 05:32 PM
For those who have read the books, I assume Lisbeth's actions with the stolen funds in the third act are what trigger the sequel(s)?

The sequel stems partly from where she explains why she needs to be a ward of the state and what she did to that sick pervert who was managing her affairs. The swedish version did a better job of setting up the sequel They intercut scenes of a young Salander setting her father on fire with the scene where Martin catches on fire

Mozart
01-01-2012, 05:34 PM
though the stolen funds did help her though ;)