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allosaurusrex Fri 08-Jul-11 11:56:23

Is it just me or have they utterly undermined one of the most important bits of this story ( to me) which is the way that Lisbeth's character uses her brains and not her body to overpower the horrendous men in her life?

If I knew nothing of the story it looks as though Daniel Craig's character is the saviour of a vulnerable (if alternatively styled) female. What is with that pose? I was looking forward to the new version just because dubbing annoys me but I don't know if I want to see it now.

allosaurusrex Fri 08-Jul-11 11:57:01

Ok, that didn't work will try linking again.

WowOoo Fri 08-Jul-11 11:59:35

Oh crikey, that poster really puts me off. It's unnecessary.
Luckily subtitles never annoy me.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 08-Jul-11 12:00:56

I agree, it is completely inappropriate for the Lisbeth character to be naked on the poster.

OpusProSerenus Fri 08-Jul-11 12:06:28

WTF? shock Media executives responsible for this need a good slap reality check. Having said this, maybe it says more about our society that this is the proven way to sell stuff sad

<Oh God I've depressed myself now>

allosaurusrex Fri 08-Jul-11 12:08:28

Just don't watch the trailer - it's just as bad (don't know why I looked it up TBH). Full of semi-naked images of Lisbeth cavorting with one or another character and shots of whatisface (Craig's character) looking serious and frowning intelligently. Grr.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 08-Jul-11 12:11:29

I saw a bloody poster for Hall Pass in Asda yesterday. I can't find a picture of it, but it had the dozy pair of actors, looking either side of a woman's bikini clad arse. I normally walk through life with blinkers on and don't notice things, but I thought that was completely vile. Typical though of a hollywood 'lads' movie.


HandDivedScallopsrgreat Fri 08-Jul-11 12:14:31

It is a real distortion on the book (and trilogoy) which does raise a lot of feminist issues very well such as mental health, living on the fringes of "acceptable" society, women hatred, objectification of women, sex trafficking etc.

steamedtreaclesponge Fri 08-Jul-11 12:17:44

GRRRR that makes me so CROSS! Why on EARTH is she naked?

Sometimes Hollywood just needs a big slap.



GetOrfMoiLand Fri 08-Jul-11 12:21:28

I think the fact that this film has a feminist female hero reputation, it will use that angle to show a titilating film with extreme sexual violence.

I felt rather uncomfortable about the swedish version, however it was faithful to the book adn I don't know how you could film it without the grossly disturbing initial sexual scene.

However I really think that the hollywood version will go all out to shock.

I hope I am wrong.

SinicalSal Fri 08-Jul-11 12:27:23

She may be a feminist, but she's the sexy naked type who 'actually likes men'.

AwesomePan Fri 08-Jul-11 12:38:24

oh fuckety. All of this sort of thing was feared when there was talk of US/UK versions. yes Salander was the total opposite on every level to what is being portrayed.

sex scene - GOML I thought the filming of it was very restrained to what was in the book.

But the one time they had sex was done very lightly - where she climbs on him, orgasms, climbs off and he is left lying back thinking 'WTF?'

I will go to see the new version, and prob. watch through fingers.

off topic, doesn't Noomi Rapace just take your breath away?

AwesomePan Fri 08-Jul-11 13:05:28

allo - just watched the trailer - no images of cavorting there? it was 90 secs of flashes no longer than 1/3 sec. each. Absurd.

and what's this 'evil' malarky??

TotalChaos Fri 08-Jul-11 19:09:27

yuck. agree with Pan about WTF at the evil reference.

Himalaya Sat 09-Jul-11 01:09:10

I haven't seen this but I always thought the book covers were a bit crap - like the designer hadn't even read the book and the physical description of Salander - but had put on the cover a more glamerous picture they thought would sell.

I wonder if it's because the author is not alive to approve the way they portray his vision, so it's gone down to lowest common denominator thought to appeal to a mass Market?

arazmataz Sat 09-Jul-11 01:12:14

It's just the Hollywoodisation of everything. Which is in fact turning good into evil. angry

TotalChaos Sat 09-Jul-11 08:42:44

doubt that a living author would make any difference to book cover choices, particularly given the number of translated editions to different countries.

arazmataz Sat 09-Jul-11 11:22:00

On the contrary, TC. I'm sure Larsson would've made a stand. Not every author just rolls over, some write for other reasons than money and sleb status.

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