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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Having read that there are plans to remake this as a Hollywood production is a disappointment. Rumored for the part of journalist Mikael Blomkvist are "pretty boys" Clooney, Depp, and Pitt, and rumoured for the part of Lisbeth Salander are Carey Mulligan and Kristen Stewart. After seeing the Swedish version, in my opinion, it would be extremely difficult to see anyone other than actors Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace in these roles. The American version would benefit from getting Ms. Rapace to reprise her role as Lisbeth, and perhaps the accomplished actor Viggo Mortensen in the role of Blomkvist.
Like the book, the film contains graphic sexual violence. However, it is not gratuitous, but serves to drive the narrative forward, and to underscore the alarming rate of sexual violence toward women in Sweden, one of the novel's underlying social themes.
If you can find this movie in the theatre, please seek it out. If not, I would highly recommend owning the DVD.
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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
posted by 752764 on October 1, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Grizzly and Disgusting!
I wanted to read the book series. So I watched the movie to see if it would spark an interest. I should have known better.
The pros- I see where the story can suck you in to want to read the books.
The cons- Very graphic rape scenes, sex scenes and disgusting murdered victims. I shake my head in horror.
The subtitles did not bother me, the acting was okay, the ending left you hanging for the next chapter, but I wont be reading it. If this gave me nightmares what does book two do you. Maybe I am overreacting and its a great series, I was just turned off.
Not suitable for young audiences!!!!!
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Posted March 30, 2011
What just happened?
I decided that I would watch this movie before I read the book because the book was getting such good reviews. I didn't even know what it was supposed to be about, and the fact that it was an investigation kind of surprised me. From the start I had no idea what was going on. That didn't change as the movie went on either. I still don't exactly know what a lot of the movie was about. The only thing that I really understood about this movie was that they were trying to uncover what happened to this girl. I have no idea how the very end played into the whole movie though...it just seemed really random. Let's just say that somewhere I read a review and it said that the movie was better than the book, I think the movie sucks so I'm definitely not going to read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2010
save your money
Save your money and buy the book. Loved the books and was excited to see the film and how it would encompus the book. For someone who has not read the book they will be lost, to many gaps in the story line of the movie that doesn't explain what happened or is happening. Very disappointed in this film version.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2010
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