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Aros
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Wow. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone without a liberal sensibility and a brass stomach -- but WOW! Rooney Mara deserves the Oscar.
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Have you seen the original movie? If yes, how does it compare to that one?
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Damn, I was going to make a snarky joke but then realized it might be a spoiler.

I've read the books and saw the sweedish movies. I can't wait to see this one.

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From what I've seen and heard this one is the better movie.
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They did cut out all the sandwich making, did they?
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I was wondering if anyone else had noticed all the sandwiches. I quit the book about halfway. After being slightly spoiled on the ending, I didn't think it was anything to look forward to.
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Haven't read the book or seen the other movie. Ebert liked the Swedish version -- but only because he saw it first (his words, not mine). I can't believe how gutsy Fincher is.

I didn't notice anything about sandwiches.

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The Swedish version is superior, something I am surprised about. Fincher's characters spell out the implications of various situations. For example, Craig's Blomkvist is more explicitly reluctant to sleep with Lisbeth, highlighting the inappropriateness or squickiness of the situation. Lisbeth also has a few more lines that basically amount to "I am a badass," whereas in the novel and the Swedish movie her actions were the sole indicators of her badassness.

A major spoiler for both movies and the book follows.

In the Swedish version, Lisbeth makes an obvious decision to let the villain die. In Fincher's version, it is much more ambiguous.

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quote:
Originally posted by Foust:
The Swedish version is superior, something I am surprised about.

Certainly opinion, as most of the critics don't feel too strongly either way -- it seems that both movies have their strengths.

I'm not a big fan of subtitles -- so if they're both in the same ballpark, I'll choose the American version. I can see how fans might choose the Swedish version, however.

Either way, Rooney did an excellent job.

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quote:
Certainly opinion
To be fair, I gave reasons.
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Understand. But for the stand-alone viewer who'll only watch one, the American version is an OUTSTANDING movie. Certainly better than Social Network (and it was a **mostly** outstanding movie).
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