Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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    Jan 13, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    The movie was simply amazing. But, one particular scene (and you'll know it when you see it) was disturbing as hell. It made me realize that I should stick to animation, comedies, action and sci-fi. I guess I'm not yet mature enough at 30. What did you guys think of the movie?
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    Jan 13, 2012 1:35 PM GMT
    I see it Monday and then I will post, but loved all three of the books. Wow, it is too bad the guy that wrote these did not get to see his fame realized.
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    Jan 13, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    The American version was extremely watered down... Watch the original and youll see what I mean. This was like pg version. Also, read the dang books icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 13, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    I thought it was fantastic. A little violent for my taste but the brutality was a crucial part of the plot in this particular movie.
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    Jan 13, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Total thread derail incoming.

    Haven't seen the movie, but the thread title reminded me of a woman whose apartment exterior I was to repaint (mid 1990s) answered the door naked as a jaybird, with an Asian-style dragon that descended from a tail curling around her left boob and making its way down to her shaved snatch where the dragon's mouth was.

    I was quite tempted to try to get into her (lack of?) pants, as I'm sure she would have been a beast in bed.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    The American version is pretty good and easier to understand. The Swedish version is a bit more convoluted but the treatment is more interesting. I'm looking forward to the American version of the remaining two parts of this Mellennium Trilogy. The Swedish versions are riveting.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    I haven't seen it yet - having really enjoyed the Swedish versions, I am left with the question, was this really necessary? If it ultimately makes the blu ray list it will probably be all Daniel Craig's fault.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I have to say that this movie was incredible. It has done a lot for restoring my faith in film. Everyone should see it. Its the find of move that isnt too much, like its not trying to win an oscar or anything, but at the same time you will leave the theater thinking it was well worth the $10.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    that movie was fucking awesomeicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    I rarely see a movie in a theater anymore, cause I don't think the quality of most movies is worth paying $10 for an experience in a concrete bunker at the end of the mall that smells like dirty socks, has 25 commercials playing before the movie, and is filled with people next to you who can't stop texting. (Yes, I'm a cranky old guy).

    However, this movie was worth it! Thumbs up...including the scene the adorable and hot OP was talking about.
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    Noomi Rapace did a much better job.
    Craig... ugh. I was so annoyed with the way he acted for the role and the way they portrayed him as sexy rather than completely investigative.


    I think the Swed's did it better.
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Awesome movie but the ending completely pissed me off I hate when movies do that.
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    swed's always do it better,

    my point: "let the right one in"

    the american remake "let me in"

    an excellent vampire movie and the americans made it shit
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    I want to see the film so badly, but I've heard about the scene in question and I'm nervous it may be too much for me to handle
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    UofMGrad saidAwesome movie but the ending completely pissed me off I hate when movies do that.


    That irked me a bit too. But I was a huge fan of the books and I did enjoy the Swedish films, but clearly they had the budget this time around to make this movie that much better and you could tell that they tried to stick to the book that much more.

    But since it seems like no one went to see the movie, very poor ticket sales, are they even going to put the same money, time and effort into making the next two?
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Movie was great but it would have been pretty hard to understand if you hadnt read the book. Did you catch the change in plot near the end??
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    Does anyone read anymore? Talked to a friend about it and had to explain a few things that the movie left out and played down certain scenes way too much since they were a big part of the book.

    Damn Hollywood
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    jpk090 saidI want to see the film so badly, but I've heard about the scene in question and I'm nervous it may be too much for me to handle


    oh please thats baby stuff, go watch iticon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
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    jpk090 saidI want to see the film so badly, but I've heard about the scene in question and I'm nervous it may be too much for me to handle


    oh please thats baby stuff, go watch iticon_biggrin.gif

    Right? It wasn't even that bad. The Swed's also made that one worse(better) for me.
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    TheCelticFury saidDoes anyone read anymore? Talked to a friend about it and had to explain a few things that the movie left out and played down certain scenes way too much since they were a big part of the book.

    Damn Hollywood


    o Just because people enjoy a movie doesn't mean they didn't also enjoy the book.

    o Just because someone enjoys the movie without reading the book doesn't make them some sort of intellectual dolt.

    o Movies ALWAYS have to cut down from the book version -- this has always been true and always will, unless you can get the studio to OK a 6 hour movie and then put in a dorky offstage narrator to fill in what characters are thinking. In books, you have complete freedom. Movies are much more constrained. They are completely different mediums. Complaining they are different is kind of like complaining that the sky is different than the ocean.

    o Just because a remake is different doesn't mean it can't also be good. There are many example where remakes are awful compared to the original, and many where they were an improvement. There isn't a strict relationship between release date and quality.

    One thing that was nice about this movie that WASN'T "damn hollywood" was:

    o The slow pacing up front
    o The complexity and number of characters (altho reduced from the book, but still way more than a typical Hollywood feature).
    o The use of violence as an adjunct to the story, not as the feature.

    This is not a typical Hollywood movie.
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Just got home from this very long movie but it was worth every second and every euro. Rooney Mara who played the girl with the dragon tattoo was exceptional. From the opening credits which were a wowser to the End, it was a very fast paced movie. They only changed a couple of things from the book that I noticed so that was good. As I recall, it was a very long book but also exceptional. Loved the music in this movie. Whoever directed and edited this movie ought to win some awards for sure. I liked the way she fucked Daniel Craig, What a boner moment that was.
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    I saw the swedish version some time ago. The only thing that I found remarkable was that most of the scenes were exactly as I imagined them when reading the book. That doesn't happen very often.
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Unnecessary in many ways given the Swedish version. But well made and certainly slicker than the Swedish version, which was more like a very well done made-for-TV movie. Noomi Rapace WAS Lisbeth Salander, and Rooney Mara was fine, too, just not as vulnerable as she should have been. Neither version was able to make the lengthy exposition scenes very interesting.

    2 good films. I preferred the Swedish version.
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    I wanna see this remake SO bad cuz of the way Rooney Mara portrays the character (& her awesome LOOK!) --

    However, she SUCKED SUCKED SUCKED as "Nancy" in the A Nighmare On Elm Street remake. Scratch that - that movie sucked as a whole.

    But I'm excited to see her in this!
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    Jan 16, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    Saw it, thought it was very good. Yes, some parts very disturbing but almost justifiable. Somethings will certainly make you think twice!