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Lisbeth Salander is a character for the ages next to the likes of Hannibal, and Captain Kirk, and Harry Potter.
Instant pop-culture figure.
Finally, a post-Hannibal detective thriller with edge, and balls, and teeth.
Why do we have to wait so long in between?
Yes, I loved these.
I've seen the Fincher remake of "Dragon", and that immediately made me want to see how it ended, so I snapped up the Swedish original, and the 2 sequels.
I'm in bliss to own them.
The Fincher remake is pretty decent, but I prefer the Swedish one just a tad more.
I like their Lisbeth better.
But, that's a matter of taste.
Neo-Lisbeth was also neo-Nancy in the NOES Remake.
Maybe I'm just having trouble forgiving...
Played With Fire-
First one is just a tad better, and mostly due to that you can't recapture the magic of the moment of discovering these characters for the first time.
The ending, and the lesbian scene more than make up for it though...
Eat shit, "Basic Instinct".
Kicked The Hornet's Nest-
"Return Of The Jedi", syndrome, it's mostly for tying up the loose ends of "Fire".
Still great though.
Still makes most other movies out there right now look like fucking baby food.
I was apprehensive, I don't like bandwagons, and I don't like critics, so...things everyone loves tend to send up red flags for me.
Everyone loved "Titanic", and "Blair Witch Project", and "Pretty Woman", y'know?
I proceed with caution.
Nope, this is one of the exceptions, it's worthy.
Even so...calm the fuck DOWN, critics!
Man, I know you people suffer through avalanches of mediocrity in your cruddy jobs, but that doesn't mean when a good/great flick comes that it literally fell from Heaven.
No, fuck that, it should always be as good as TGWTDT, it should always be as good as the Hannibals, it should always be as good as Kubric, it's not a supernatural unattainable thing, people are just allowed to get away with slacking the fuck off.
"Duhr, thadth duth thuh way thingth are! Hurr!".
Get your act together, culture.
Do it now.
Aaanyho, run to Amazon, and snap up those Swedish originals, they're hella cheap.
...and don't buy the hardcover novels at a paper bookstore, you'll need a loan..:P
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