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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.
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Posted October 1, 2010
I saw this film (in a theater) with someone who hadn't read the book. He was confused, because the movie cuts plot points from the novel, and the story didn't quite make sense. I was disappointed, because they made the story feel workmanlike and obligatory, not suspenseful and sexy. Some nice moments, but overall a letdown. I recognize Larsson's shortcomings as a writer, but his novel was "grippy." The movie, not so much.
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Posted August 15, 2010
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