Rob Beschizza at 7:21 am Wed, Jun 1, 2011
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interested to know how people make such major interpretations based on 30 seconds of teaser. can’t be bothered reading all the comments but the original version was not a movie – it was a 6 part tv series that suffered visually because of it.
the remake has got a great director and a great guy doing the soundtrack. yer all being totall anti on the basis that its a remake as opposed to actually SEEING it – which is pretty pathetic really.
How sad is that??? Why did Hollywood copy a perfectly made movie?
Watch the original trailer of the first version of Stieg Larssons Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with the way better actress Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL8LI-h2WFc
So much pointless crying! The Swedish series is lame and has TV quality production. The American version has Daniel Craig and Stellen Skargaard. It’s directed by Fincher and has Trent Reznor musically involved. Spare me the whole “there’s English dialog on the DVD”, the originals are just no good and don’t do the source material justice.
Fincher will knock it out of the park – nuff said. Too much belly aching…remember what happened when Reeves remade Let the Right One In? It was enterprisingly good (not better).
yeah, btw, anyone that can get me noomi rapace phone number, will pay in bitcoins. why did they remake this movie… sigh.
I was v. sceptical about this remake. I love the books, even though they may be in need of a good edit, and enjoyed the original Swedish version.
I don’t really understand why everyone is so precious about the original. Yes, people can read subtitles, yes they can switch on the English audio… but why can’t the Swedish and the remake co-exist? Those books take up a sizable chunk of my shelves. There’s enough material in them to make two completely different versions. Probably more.
The trailer somehow manages to allay any of my fears over the remake – I feel a lot more positive about it.
Yes, that is Julian Sands at 24s.
Ya know, I loathe previews like this; no context, no plot allusion, no many other things that just go on and on… just short bursts of random clips. Throw in a rockin’ track remade from something was truly good, and it’s supposed to be awesome? You could have given it to a 12 year old and the child could have possibly done better.
I’m sorry, you seem to have made a mistake. You meant to say you find it refreshing to see a preview that doesn’t ruin a movie by giving away the story and instead gives a good sense of its tone, pace and genre with a creative use of music and images.
As for plot spoilers, the book was a plodding, poorly written snoozefest. Judging from the trailer, I’d say they made have successfully polished a turd.
PS – I’m 13
“Ya know, I loathe previews like this; no context, no plot allusion, no many other things that just go on and on… just short bursts of random clips. Throw in a rockin’ track remade from something was truly good, and it’s supposed to be awesome? You could have given it to a 12 year old and the child could have possibly done better.”
You seem to not understand the difference between a “teaser” and a “trailer”.
The TEASER is definitively “no context, no plot allusion, no many other things that just go on and on… just short bursts of random clips”. It’s not a plot-driven preview.
How, in I’m sure your many years of film-going and absorption of advertisements have you never learned this?
Anyway, enough of my bitching about your bitching, I’m REALLY looking forward to the soundtrack. The Social Network would have been dull as anything with a conventional score.
It’s like people don’t understand the concept of a “teaser” trailer as being something different from the full length trailer (longer, more plot, more what the movie experience will be, closer to release of the actual film).
This is supposed to tease you. To get excited. And if some quick cutting puts you off more than David Fincher in his wheelhouse and Karen O / Trent Reznor unnecessarily covering Led Zeppelin to great effect… well, just remember, Let Me In was unnecessary, too, but still freakin’ awesome.
But fast edits equals action and excitement! Every post-MTV era person knows that.
This is the birth of antisweding.
I like the visuals in the preview; it doesn’t linger long on anything so leaves you wanting a deeper look. Given that everyone and their brother has read the trilogy already and/or seen the original movie, I imagine most people have enough context.
I enjoyed the book, and the Swedish film, and if you told me that some random director was making a Hollywood version I’d expect it to be pretty bad. I’m an American–that’s how we roll.
But this is David Fincher. He made Fight Club, Zodiac, and The Social Network. Also: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. So it’s not a slam dunk. But this is dark, fun material, and should be just right for him. I have high expectations for this movie.
Because reading subtitles is **so** difficult…
This is going to be horrible. The Swedish movies were great. And they didn’t need that ugly remake of a good song.
Rooney Mara got nothing on Noomi Rapace.
Aside from all that, this is a terrible trailer. All those quick cuts made me nauseous.
That cover of immigrant song is killer.
Anybody here remember Bridget Fonda in “La Femme Nikita?”
It could be better, but they swung me with the “Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” titles.
Well, based on that trailer, I’d say one will be far, far better off watching the 2009 Niels Arden Oplev film. If you’re actually interested in things like story and character, of course.
A trailer should provide one with *some* insight into the experience one will have with the film. This trailer scares me away from the film. This trailer tells me I’m in for yet another non-stop Hollywood action-fest with a louder-than-the-apocalypse soundtrack.
Americans will read the books, full of words, but subtitles are just too much. There was absolutely no reason to remake this movie. They made it right the first time.
The first Swedish-language movie was pretty good, but the others were plodding and all three had the workaday production values of TV movies. So I’m going to be quietly hopeful about Fincher’s one.
I dunno – I think this looks like it could be much better than the original film. I really think it failed at retelling the novel’s story. This seems to leave less out, from the scenes I can recognize.
Also, I hated the Noomi Rapace casting. Ech.
Rooney Mara /= Noomi Rapace plus there is no way they’ll be as explicit as the original. Hollywood can’t handle a lesbian protagonist who carves a message into her rapist’s flesh. I’ll still go see it though.
From what I’d been told she is a bi-sexual protagonist
Looks like Lesbians at 0:35.
Its insulting. Is reading subtitles so hard?
Trailers are not cut by the film’s editors nor the director, but by specialized trailer editors for the distribution company. What you see here as a cut will bear little resemblance to what the director will deliver. It would be foolish to look at director, David Fincher’s track record and think he’s going to give to a dumbed-down, Hollywood version of anything. It may be slick, much in the way that Seven and Fight Club were slick. Dumb, I don’t think so. You won’t find a more accomplished, current American filmmaker working in in the studio system right now, so I’d hold off on the hate for now.
And Trent Reznor and Karen O updating “Immigrant Song” is hot.
I watch trailers to judge their merits as an artform. It’s something of a hobby.
The best trailers are short films unto themselves. Abridged and mysterious versions of otherwise blasÃ© films.
And then there’s this. This trailer? Trash.
Awful. I would never watch a film based on having seen this garbage.
Wow, comic book guys are everywhere.
Here, whine about the English trailer for the original, it isn’t so different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL8LI-h2WFc
Some key differences:
1. While there are quick cuts for tension and drama, they aren’t cutting continually like a strobe light…my head hurt after watching this trailer, while the original movie’s trailer seemed much more effective. It created a frenetic pace, not an embolism.
2) The trailer for the original gives you a hint to the story: an unsolved murder and an investigation in a distant place. The US version shows a lot of movement, but if you didn’t know what it was about, the trailer won’t share that.
This trailer isn’t the worst I’ve ever seen, but it runs too long. It becomes an assault on the viewer’s senses. And since I suspect the actual movie won’t be like that, it seems gimmicky.
The trailers for the original were pretty awful. I remember seeing them in the local arthouse theater thinking the movie must have been directed by Ron Howard.
The original films aren’t much better than the typical Hollywood adaptation of any best-selling novel. Just because it has nudity and sub-titles doesn’t make it good.
Will the American film allow Lisbeth to handle her rapist? The Swedish film was brutal with both the rape and the subsequent Lisbeth style payback. If this American remake keeps that aspect of the book and Swedish film, I’ll be fine with whatever else they do. Somehow I think the American remake will find a way to send Mikael to the rescue… ho hum.
I was horrified when I heard there would be an American remake of Let the Right One In, but was very pleasantly surprised with the result, so I’m not going to dismiss this film out of hand, without seeing it first.
Also, as big a fan as I am of the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the second film was meh, and the third film was flat out garbage. And maybe they were just a victim of bad translation, but I gave up on the books before I made it to page 100 of the first one. It was about as captivating as reading the police blotter section of a newspaper.
One thing that is confusing me is where this movie is taking place? The signs is in Swedish, and the nature looks Swedish!It is an American movie after all
Could someone please explain it to me?
Not sure why people consider the original some pinnacle of foreign cinema. It was on the decent side of mediocre. If I hadn’t read the book it would’ve been completely forgettable.
Maybe I’m just an ignorant American, but I’ll give David Fincher a chance.
Apparently, this is a copy of the original viral “leak”.
This doesn’t appear to offer anything new/different/better than the original. I disagree that the trailer in and of itself is bad, but it looks like they just re-shot the movie (it looks like they shot in the same locations, same lighting, etc) with English speaking actors. What a waste of money (to produce, to watch, everything).
Also, Noomi Rapace was badass, perfect for the role, and she speaks English, how do you not re-cast her for this? Stupid.
Uh, noen, did you read the books? Lisbeth was not gay, but bisexual, if she could even be classified at all. The whole point of Lisbeth is that no one could really ever diagnose her or label her.
Also, I’ve seen the originals, and while they had their merits, everything I’ve seen about this new film leaves them in the dust…especially the casting. Noomi Rapace looked NOTHING like the description of Lisbeth in the film. Rooney Mara has got the look down–she even looks more Swedish than Noomi ever did.
I’m seeing this one.
Since Fincher is directing it’s going to be good but I would like to see all good directors make some original movies… not adaptations of adaptations. Or at least they could change setting as Scorsese did in Departed. But from what I heard this looks like shot-to-shot remake.
What in the hell does Sony have to gain by preventing people from watching a COMMERCIAL for their product? I guess they’d rather pay a million dollars so I can see it broadcast during on TV.
I’ll just go stream the original movie on Netflix (and wish it was as good as “The Chaser”)
I think this is pretty typical of early trailers for films that are still in post production. They can’t give to much away in terms of dialogue and story because nobody knows what is going to make the final cut yet; they could still be forced to make radical changes before release. The sound design and music would still be in progress too.
So rather than disappointing/confusing viewers when the trailer that bares no resemblance to the finished films they just wet their appetites with some flashy/sexy/explosive images. I think you will find the next trailer in a couple of months will be allot more coherent.
So, when are we going to be done with white male authors using rape as shorthand for female character development? Just asking.
‘Cause I’m over it.
Seconded! Thank you.
I doubt the target market for this movie is going to know who Led Zepplin was or get the Immigrant Song reference.
Subtitles detract from the movie going experience, you find yourself following the story but missing the cinematography or vise versa.
Dubbed movies are just plain bad.
A GOOD rmake of a foreign movie can add to the experience, then again some movies just dont work out of their context (like the rumored remake of Battle Royale)
Why, why, why ?
There’s an English dialogue audio option on the DVD of the originals for those who can’t handle subtitles. They already recorded this movie speaking English.
Why in the world does this preview spend almost no time with the character that the story is about? You know, the girl with the dragon tattoo…? Remember her? Probably because she can’t hold a candle to Noomi Rapace, who totally owned this role.
Saw the originals.
Don’t mind subtitles and like foreign films.
I like Fincher, I’ll give it a chance.
Especially as there’s so much garbage in US cinema these days.
The Led Zeppelin remake bothered me at first.
Seems too obvious especially with the lyrics.
But interesting that Reznor was involved again with Fincher.
Dark and stylish Netflix thriller.
Hey, there’s a neat way to get around Zeppelin songs being damn hard to get for movies. You just wait until someone covers them and wave some money that way instead.
What a misinformed pile of garbage.
“Hey let’s do quick cuts! You know, like MTV did back in 89?!”
“Sweet! Hey! Doesn’t Led Zep have a song where they sing about ice and snow?!”
“Yeah..but we need it updated somehow.”
“A techo remix?”
“I believe that we’ve both just been bitch slapped by the hand of genius.”
As for the film. I found the European versions to be fairy route if not forgettable. And Lisbeth’s “Punk Rock” look was just laughable.
I expect the story will shine in the hands of a imaginative director like Fincher?
But so far, face palms! All around!
I’m not a big fan of this notion that you’re somehow unintelligent if you don’t like subtitles. I’m a very visual person, so I like taking in the scene and the details of it and the actors’ performances. If a movie is dialog-heavy then you spend the entire time focused on the bottom part of the screen. I can’t stand that. Alsoâ€”and maybe this is a good thingâ€”because I can’t understand the language I have a hard time telling if the performance is good or not.
That being said, Fincher is an awesome director and I thought this trailer was pretty cool. Definitely reminiscent of both Fight Club and the early trailers for The Social Network. The first teaser or trailer for a big movies seldom have much in the way of plot details.
The original was not a very good movie. Someone above described it as TV-quality; I’d concur. It really cut out a lot of the interesting political texture from the book, too. It’s a by-the-numbers serial killer piece, a boring retread of something we’ve seen a thousand times (something that will never be done better than it was done in Silence of the Lambs).
English or no, I like that a good director is going to be giving the film adaptation another try.
Speaking as someone who had never heard of the books or as the comments suggest an earlier film I have to say the trailer told me nothing. I thought I saw Daniel Craig doing his standard surprised face No1, but other than that it tells me nothing about the film or book.
All that mess of a trailer tells me is
1 The title, so there should be a tattooed girl in there somewhere
2 Daniel Craig is in it
3 There will be several confused/angry people in it.
Other than that I have no idea what it is supposed to be about.
This trailer makes me feel like the person who edited has never seen either version of the film nor read the books, nor has any interest in doing these things. The result is making me less interested in seeing it.
Karen O, I love you, but that cover version is horrifically bad.
The Youtube video got removed, but you can still view the trailer on Apple’s site:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
And for all you people asking why remake this movie, the answer is simple: because Americans don’t go to foreign films with subtitles. So if the studio wants to get their hands on those boatloads of American dollars, they have to have an english language version.
I was loving the trilogy until I got to the third movie. Blue/Orange filters everywhere. Who knew the Swedes were Oompaloompas? Hopefully this one won’t make that… (looks at trailer)…. FFFFUUUUUUUUU!
What is this i dont even… This movie was already made, we already saw this movie, so what’s the point with this remake? Noomi Rapace did a kickass Lisabeth Salander, why do we need a watered down American remake? This is just lame.
Look, I’ve read the books multiple times, seen the Swedish movies multiple times, including a back-to-back uncut version of all three shown here in Seattle recently, and while Noomi Rapace was awesome, she was not physically all that close to the Lisbeth described in the books.
The story as told in the movies was not all that close to the story told in the books, especially in the third movie. The Swedish movies were good, but there is SO much material they didn’t cover that you could make several different versions of movies out of the source material and have very different movies. And that would be pretty interesting, too, I think.
While I have no problem at all with subtitled movies, many people simply can’t read fast enough to keep up. That does not make them bad, stupid or uncultured, or incapable of appreciating a foreign film. Feel free to get over yourself.
Next: the 2nd and 3rd Swedish movies were directed by someone else, and suffer in comparison. They were directed by, so I’m told, someone who normally directs things for TV, and it _really_ showed in comparison to the first movie. Also, the production value was substantially less in the last two movies. It was cringe-inducing at times.
I have no idea how well Rooney Mara is going to do as Lisbeth Salander, and I was _really_ hoping Ellen Page would get the role, but considering David Fincher’s track record, I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
re: Noomi Rapace should’ve been in the English-language version. She has said _repeatedly_ that she isn’t interested, as she’d already played the role. I’d rather see someone else tackle it, anyway. In an interview with her I saw, she specifically mentioned Ellen Page being well-suited for the role, so I was hoping that might catch the attention of the casting director, but oh well. If you want to see what Ellen Page is really capable of as an actor, go rent Hard Candy. (I also liked her very early work in the first season of Regenesis. She was quite surprised I recognized her when I mentioned that at the premiere of Hard Candy held here in Seattle. Ha!)
To sum up: it doesn’t make you smarter or more cultured than others that you enjoy subtitled movies, any more than it does if you “don’t even OWN a tv.” Same argument goes for the anime dubbed/subbed people. Unless you’re fluent in whatever language it is, you’re almost certainly not going to get any subtleties out of the original voice performance. Plus, anime is, by definition, dubbed by default. That’s not to say bad voice work can’t mar an anime (e.g. Princess Mononoke), but it can also sometimes improve one (e.g. Kiki’s Delivery Service). So, there ya go.
I read plenty fast enough, but I find subtitles disrupt immersion. A lot depends on the movie. I mean, I’ll enjoy Pan’s Labyrinth with subtitles because remaking that movie would be a crime. I’m not so sure that the movie of TGWTDT is in the same untouchable class though, as you point out.
Wow, guys, you do realize that David Fincher is directing right? So it does have a chance, so long as it’s not some watered down PG-13.
Anyway, ironic how the titular character is barely visible in the trailer. Almost like they’re afraid the audience will be turned off by a less than straight-up sexy protagonist.
Since hearing about the re-make of this film, I’ve been less than thrilled by the notion.
Teaser or not, I am unimpressed with what this appears to be: Another American action spectacle, hung up on flagrant sexuality (with no bearing on that found within the novel) and, as one poster put it, “A louder-than-the-apocalypse soundtrack”.
Furthermore, since the first promo shot of Rooney Mara, I was displeased with the take on the character. Rapace captured the dark and cunning edge of Lisbeth, while Rooney looks more like a little girl who’s mad at mummy and daddy for not letting her stay out late. Having been following the developments of this since hearing about it, I have yet to be swayed from this opinion.
I’m not picking on Rooney. I’m just put off by the approach to the character. I will not waste my money in theaters for this. I’ll rent it.
Sony took it down.
Gee, I’m sorry for trying to watch a trailer of your movie, Sony. My bad, won’t ever happen again.
You all are so right! Bring back the “In a world…” guy!
“French premium pay television channel Canal+ aired the extended versions of the three movies as a miniseries (6Ã—90 minutes) between March and June 2010, before the theatrical release of the second and third moviest”
TÃ©lÃ©-QuÃ©bec started airing them. The first one ends just after Lisbeth becomes a tatoo artist… More details in in. The Erica- Mikael relationship is more obvious than in the movie format.
I love how a number of commentators keep using “TV Movie” as some kind of slam against the original films:
“What, no explosions, car chases, CGI robots, big-chested actresses or roof-top spanning choreographed fight sequences? Pfft. Obviously a horrible movie with no budget. When is the Conan reboot or Transformers 3 coming out?”
This looks like a complete shot-for-shot remake so far, which I have no interest in seeing, especially coming from the guy who has made a total of two decent films ten or more years ago (Fight Club was 1999, Seven was 1995). Fincher’s most recent films? Panic Room, Zodiac, Ben Button and the facebook movie. In preproduction? Well, we have a remake of a Swedish classic, a remake of a classic British political TV series (House of Cards, can’t wait to see the court intrigue of the United States Parliamentary political system… wait, something didn’t click there. Oh well. Just replace all that with Senators and hookers, which worked so well for the State of Play remake… Everyone remember that?,)a remake of 20,000 Leaugues Under the Sea, and a remake of Cleopatra, a film so bad it almost destroyed the biggest studio in Hollywood forever…
Why should I care about the almost guaranteed watered-down remake again? Because a guy that directed a bunch of Paula Abdul, George Michael and Madonna music videos is directing it? Well be still my beating heart.