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Old 01-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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Yeah, I liked the Swedish one a lot and have consistently heard every critic I respect call this one "competent but worse," so I'm not in a hurry.
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Saw Dragon Tattoo tonight and in short. Holy shit it was awsome.
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Saw Dragon Tattoo tonight and in short. Holy shit it was awsome.
Yeah, Brad's not gonna watch it - or at least if he does, he'll never admit it on here. Once he's made his statement for the record, he'd rather suck a bag of dicks than change his position or admit he was wrong in the first place.
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I went into it with a open mind having read the book a long time ago and it blew me past my expectations. They both deserve best actor/actress and best picture for sure along with best soundtrack.
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I went into it with a open mind having read the book a long time ago and it blew me past my expectations. They both deserve best actor/actress and best picture for sure along with best soundtrack.
Yeah, I was a fan of all three of the original Swedish films, and was only cautiously optimistic at best about the U.S. version. The remake did just what you said, though - surpassed my expectations. Also, I think you're right on track with some of the movie's strengths - the soundtrack was awesome (and no, not just because it's by a guy who's loosely connected to the metal world), and the acting by Mara and Craig was great. As I've stated before, I also liked Skarsgard and Plummer better than the actors who were cast in the original roles, and I've had quite a few folks agree with me there, too.

It was just a great film. I'm sincerely shocked that some critics are choosing to bag on it (although it currently has an 86% tomatometer score and a 71% score on Metacritic, which are both good scores), but I do know that it can be fun - not to mention easy - to write bad reviews about something that other folks are digging.

Oh well - at least you and I and a bunch of other folks got to see it and enjoy it.
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Yeah, Brad's not gonna watch it - or at least if he does, he'll never admit it on here. Once he's made his statement for the record, he'd rather suck a bag of dicks than change his position or admit he was wrong in the first place.
I'm going to see it, but definitely not in theaters.
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Yeah, I was a fan of all three of the original Swedish films, and was only cautiously optimistic at best about the U.S. version. The remake did just what you said, though - surpassed my expectations. Also, I think you're right on track with some of the movie's strengths - the soundtrack was awesome (and no, not just because it's by a guy who's loosely connected to the metal world), and the acting by Mara and Craig was great. As I've stated before, I also liked Skarsgard and Plummer better than the actors who were cast in the original roles, and I've had quite a few folks agree with me there, too.

It was just a great film. I'm sincerely shocked that some critics are choosing to bag on it (although it currently has an 86% tomatometer score and a 71% score on Metacritic, which are both good scores), but I do know that it can be fun - not to mention easy - to write bad reviews about something that other folks are digging.

Oh well - at least you and I and a bunch of other folks got to see it and enjoy it.

I feel like once award show season gets closer the movie will again alot more popularity by the average movie goer.
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Well, it certainly doesn't hurt that Rachel McAdams is the female lead. I've got a weakness for that gal that I can't quite explain.
I'm continually surprised by how much we have in common.

For a number of years now I've been more attracted to Rachel McAdams than any other actress in Hollywood. She gives off some sort of vibe that just draws me to her. The only reason I didn't go see Sherlock Holmes was because I read they killed her off near the beginning of the movie.
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