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Old 01-09-2012, 07:21 AM
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Got the chance to catch a movie the other day, first time in months. Saw the girl with the dragon tat. worth an $8.00 ticket for me. If you see it or have seen it you'll know what I'm talking about when I say I loved the part in the elevator.
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That whole subplot in the movie was great. Elevator was classic.

Didn't like the end with the jacket though.
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
That whole subplot in the movie was great. Elevator was classic.

Didn't like the end with the jacket though.
Agreed, for a woman that knows everything about the guy, what did she expect?

some homeless guy got himself a nice jacket though!
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If you guys keep that kind of stuff up there will be no sense in any of us going to see it.
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Got the chance to catch a movie the other day, first time in months. Saw the girl with the dragon tat. worth an $8.00 ticket for me. If you see it or have seen it you'll know what I'm talking about when I say I loved the part in the elevator.
If you think the movie was good, read the books. Why on earth they made an "American" version I'll never the know. The original 3 movies were great, considering I don't like reading sub titles.

Since its Dec. 20 release, "Dragon Tattoo" has grossed $60 million domestically. It has grossed an additional $12 million in the other markets in which it has opened, including Sweden and the U.K.

That's well short of the movie's $90 million production budget. It's also less than the $104 million grossed by 2009's Swedish "Dragon Tattoo" film, which had a $13 million production budget, and grossed $10 million at North America box office.
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I personally like the Swedish versions a lot. Very good. I have yet to see the new US one, but I think I will get around to it. FYI, you can get all three Swedish ones on Netflix right now. Lisbeth kicks ass.
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If you think the movie was good, read the books. Why on earth they made an "American" version I'll never the know. The original 3 movies were great, considering I don't like reading sub titles.

Since its Dec. 20 release, "Dragon Tattoo" has grossed $60 million domestically. It has grossed an additional $12 million in the other markets in which it has opened, including Sweden and the U.K.

That's well short of the movie's $90 million production budget. It's also less than the $104 million grossed by 2009's Swedish "Dragon Tattoo" film, which had a $13 million production budget, and grossed $10 million at North America box office.
Yes, the Swedish version grossed $104 mil since 2009, but this one grossed $60 million in only 2 weeks.
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Yea, give it two more months it will top out at 80 million. Will see if they can earn their money back by 8 Times in the next two years. I don't thats going to happen
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I've seen all three movies in the series, the girl with the tat, the girl that kicked the hornet's nest, the girl that played with fire. They are on Netflix, subtitled, originally from Sweden or somewhere like that. I liked them all, couldn't image how Hollyweed is going to mess it up, but I'm sure they will. They always do. I think if you don't see the original movies, only see the Hollyweed versions, you'll prob like the story. The whole story gets deep and twisted. Do you want to know if the girl hooks up with the journalist? Do you want me to tell ya? Do ya?
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I enjoyed the movie, girlfriend and I watched it last night
Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 PM
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I'll see if I can check out the original one day, time is just not there.
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Keep in mind that the guy who wrote it never saw any real money from his books, as he died shrotly after, and since he wasn't smart enough to leave a will, his live-in partner for years got nothing. That's why she's still holding the last transcript.
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saw it yesterday. excellent movie.
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Have seen the 3 original movies and read the books.They were brilliant. Was surprised when they said a new english speaking version was being released. Would like to hear from someone who has seen both versions of the Dragon Tat, and which they think is better.
Oh to get your hands on that last transcript, Money in the Bank...........
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I've seen all the movies (3 swedish and 1 english), but not read the books. I typically prefer the original foreign movie (let the right one in, for example), but in this case I think the english version was superior. Five reasons:
1) Rooney Mara. I'd like to go on record predicting at least an oscar nomination, if not a win. She killed it. She seemed more "human" to me, but still remained a total badass the whole time. She's the girlfriend from the opening scene of the facebook movie. It takes a real actor to transform into Lisbeth from that other role. Can you imagine Julia Roberts pulling that off?
2) As a native english speaker, it's way easier to pick up on dialogue subtleties like inflection in the new movie.
3) I think they did a better job of connecting the dots in the story, especially about the family relationships and how Lisbeth got rich.
4) Rooney Mara.
5) Rooney Mara.
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interesting note about her, she is a descendant of both the Steelers Rooney family and the Giants Mara family, hence her name.
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1) Rooney Mara. I'd like to go on record predicting at least an oscar nomination, if not a win. She killed it. She seemed more "human" to me, but still remained a total badass the whole time.

I was wondering about that. I have never see any actress pull off the roll of Nikita better than Anne Parillaud when she defined the roll in the 1990 French movie.
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I've seen all the movies (3 swedish and 1 english), but not read the books. I typically prefer the original foreign movie (let the right one in, for example), but in this case I think the english version was superior. Five reasons:
1) Rooney Mara. I'd like to go on record predicting at least an oscar nomination, if not a win. She killed it. She seemed more "human" to me, but still remained a total badass the whole time. She's the girlfriend from the opening scene of the facebook movie. It takes a real actor to transform into Lisbeth from that other role. Can you imagine Julia Roberts pulling that off?
2) As a native english speaker, it's way easier to pick up on dialogue subtleties like inflection in the new movie.
3) I think they did a better job of connecting the dots in the story, especially about the family relationships and how Lisbeth got rich.
4) Rooney Mara.
5) Rooney Mara.
I like Noomi Rapace better
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I read thousands of murder mysteries - and this book is right on top. I am a TGWTGT expert. The book was excellent - the sequels good but not as good as the first I htink because you know the Characters already and they are a big part of the allure - especially Lizbeth. The second book and movie was very good too. But here is what was unbeliebeable to me. You know how when you read a book you picture the characters and scenery? And the movie is always a let down. THIS (Swedish version w/subtitles) was exactly as I pictured it. Likewise the plot totally followed the book. Have yet to see the English version but will when it gets in Netflix.

Book and Swedish version all thumbs up!!

cooper is probably right but the movie doesn't have the time the book did and I htink in general they left out the right stuff (like the word sandwich - apparantly whoever translated the novel thought sandwich was synonymous with meal)
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
THIS (Swedish version w/subtitles) was exactly as I pictured it. Likewise the plot totally followed the book.
My wife and I thought the same thing. Nice when a director actually reads the book his doing the movie about

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