Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Movie)

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  1. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    Well, I was being sarcastic and spelling poorly. But seriously, I think portrayals of things like rape should be hard to watch.
     
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    Most film depictions of rape are not nearly as intense as the one in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The scene where she showers after just rams the point home.
     
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    Saw it tonight. I thought it was terrible. First off, its WAY too long. I was in the theater for 3 hours including previews. He meshed some things from the second film and it just made the whole film drag at the end. Secondly, as someone mentioned earlier, the score was TERRIBLE. So out of place and discordant, it really took me out of much of the movie's climactic drama. The acting was ok at best. Craig was nothing special (my general opinion of him as an actor) and Mara was ok, but nowhere near as good as the original. My biggest gripe is why the fuck they had to change the ending. It was so ridiculous.
     
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    Ye I preferred the original film, although I enjoyed rooney mara's performance.
     
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    I saw it over the weekend and enjoyed it. Extremely intense, especially the rape scene and the scene where she showers afterwards.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is an excellent story and a very good movie. However, I enjoyed the original Swedish version a lot more for the following reasons:
    -In the original, Lisbeth was darker and seemed more truly damaged and scary in her look and actions.
    -Lots of little things were more like being in Sweden rather than a generic European country
    -The mannerisms of the supporting characters seemed more Scandinavian than in this version
    -I have to admit that it is hard for me to see Christopher Plumber and not think "Sound of Music" :)
    -The offices for Millenium were too fancy in the new version. It is a struggling magazine?
    -Bad guys in the original were all a bit more creepy and dark.

    I may rent the original version again.
     
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    I agree w/ pocketsquareguy... the feel of the original is much more authentic and truer to the feel of the books which are (unsurprisingly) better than the movie as well.. there is certainly a more "cultural" tone to the Swedish version and yes it is darker and a bit more graphic. +1 to C.Plumber comment but my real problem is w/ Craig. They cast Rooney Mara so as to avoid any connection the audience might have w/ a known actress...and then they put fucking James Bond in for Blomqvist! he's too good looking for the Blomqvist character.. and he's f'g 007. Too much suspension of disbelief for me there....
     
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    Fuck this movie. They changed the god damn ending for no god damn reason. Motherfuckers.
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We rented the Swedish version, once again, and will watch it tonight. I've never watched a foreign film, then the Hollywood version much less watching the original yet again. I guess that says what I think of the story and the characters.

    I'm sure Mrs. Pocketsquare and I will enjoy dissecting every little bit of it.
     
  10. Reynard369

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    Blomqvist is a good looking dude, I don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    I mean he's not bad looking... I guess he's average. Nothing in the book gave me the impression that he was swoon-worthy. And certainly the Swedish actor in the original exemplifies that look. Just think Daniel Craig is a bit over the top.
     
  12. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    He's described as good looking at least a couple times in the series.
     
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    And very athletic for his age.

    He whipped the shit out of Ethan Hunt in an elevator parking garage.

    oh wait.
     
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    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    The sad thing is that in real life he's only two years older than Tom Cruise
     

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