questionswhich movie version of "girl with the dragon…

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Lol, and for $6.66, maybe the Bot is trying to tell you something ;).

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i haven't seen the Swedish version yet, actually. I've been meaning to since it is on netflix, just haven't gotten around to it. I will say that i thought the ending to the american movie was better than the book. since the book had the mystery to it, i was hoping to have a "oh that totally makes sense now!" moment, but it was more like a "oh... really." moment.

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I haven't watched the American version yet, so I cannot say. I enjoyed the original.

While some people are put off by subtitles, I rarely have a problem with them. (Only when I understand enough of the original language to know that something wasn't translated quite right.)

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The original(s) with subtitles, and I don't speak Swedish. I don't really understand why an English version was needed - except to make money, which is the whole point, I suppose.

BTW, all three Swedish films are available as Amazon streaming video, free for Prime members.

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I plan on watching the Swedish versions, just haven't yet. The American version is a good movie. Long, but good. A couple of pretty brutal scenes that had the whole theater cringing, but a very good movie.
I need to read the books, just need to catch up with what I have now.

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I'm torn. The American version evoked more emotion from me - across the board. It made me yell, cry and laugh. The Swedish version had a more realistic look to it (the actors look like people, not actors) - but didn't evoke that same feel, though it may be because I'd already seen the US version and nothing was a surprise. The subtitles only effect me in that I can't play on the internet and read the screen at the same time. Not a big issue.

I think I'd go with the American version. But it's not because the Swedish version was lacking in any way.

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I liked the American version better! Daniel Craig was a much better Blomkvist, and I thought Rooney Mara was a great Salander. The casting really was excellent. I thought the guy who played Bjurman in the Sweedish version was better than the guy in the American version.

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I watched the original Swedish version with subtitles and loved it. I have no desire to see an American remake.

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I watch a lot of foreign films, and I rarely like American versions more. However, I did prefer the American version of this film. I had a few problems with the Swedish version that were "fixed" in the American take. Specifically...
(1) I thought Lisbeth in the Swedish versions was too quick to smile. The relationship between her and Mikael was too easy.
(2) At the end of the Swedish version they left out the bit where Lisbeth buys him a gift and then throws it in the trash after she sees him with Erika. That scene was the moment where she turns away from him and it explains her anger, feeling of betrayal, and unwillingness to communicate with him in the next film. Losing that scene in the Swedish version watered down how angry she was and left little explanation regarding her reluctance to see him.
(3) The American version just looked more like the picture I had in my head while I was reading the books.
(4) The score of the new version was outstanding!!

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I really liked the Swedish version and I still haven't seen the American version. It sounds good, though, I'm looking forward to it.

What I really want to say is that I hope they make films for the other two books as well because the Swedish productions of ...Played With Fire and ...Kicked the Hornet's Nest are terrible. I understand they have to slash a lot of plot out to make each book fit into the 90-120 minute format but they were really disappointing. They might not be as bad for somebody who didn't read the books but I loved the first film, the other two felt like they weren't even trying.

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when comparing the two, and any following movies, you need to remember that sweden is a relatively tiny country with around 9 million population.
A movie as big as this coming out of a country that small is pretty incredible, considering they have far less money to spend on making movies.

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I greatly prefer the Swedish version. IMO, the only thing better in the English language version was Daniel Craig. The worst thing about the English version is the incredibly annoying soundtrack.

I also expect that the movie may be hard to follow if you have not read the book. I only noticed significant plot points in the English language version because of my familiarity with the novels.