The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Movie Trailer

I have to say that the fact that this movie is coming out baffles me a little. I know that we tend to re-make movies and bring them here. That list is long and varied, but usually they don’t have uber-popular international record-breakers like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Millennium Trilogy attached. A lot of people who have read these books have probably had the opportunity to see the movie if they wanted to see it. I’ve seen it. But now I will go again? And why? To compare versions? The movies have received lots of acclaim, Lisbeth Salander has a fairly recognizable face, and they have all been out pretty recently.

I can only guess maybe this is for the people who have heard of the books but have not seen them, like this type of movie in general, aren’t into sub-titles? Comparative literature majors? Thoughts? Have you seen the older movies? Will you see this new one?

Also, days before Christmas is interesting timing for a big movie with this subject matter. The books were pretty dark and so was the movie. I can’t imagine having Christmas breakfast or dinner and following it up with this film.

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  1. I saw all three of the other movies, and I think I might see these to compare the two. I do think that I like the other Lisbeth better, but a lot of the actors and scenes look almost identical to the ones in the other movie. I will have to let you know what I think, though I won’t be seeing this one on Christmas day!

  2. I just saw the original movie last week but I will definitely see this version when it comes out. My husband is currently reading the first book so I am sure he’ll want to see it too.

  3. I read the first two books (am waiting for the third to be released in paperback) and saw the Swedish films. I’ll probably see this new version because (a) the Swedish movies were good but not perfect and I wouldn’t mind seeing another interpretation and (b) the casting. As to why this movie is being remade – I’m often baffled why foreign movies are remade a year or two later by Hollywood, and the conclusion I’ve come to is that though are exceptions, foreign movies often don’t do that well in the US market, at least as not as well as they would if they had well known actors and the Hollywood stamp of approval. I saw two of the movies in the theater and there were maybe 10 other people in the theater. I bet when the new version comes out, the theater will have a lot more people.