MrMuttley wrote:Denorth wrote:vikz22 wrote:Denorth wrote:watched Prometheus yesterday. Liked it a lot. Visually it is on the other side of Avatar but equally breathtaking (for me at least). And I liked the idea too.
watched Apocolypto couple of years ago, late night on BBC. very good movie
also read Millenium trilogy and then watched all three Swedish movies. Great books and movies are almost there.
this might be slightly controversial, but in terms of the movies, i watched the swedish movie first (dragon tattoo) and then a few months later watch the hollywood version, and i quite liked the hollywood version more, i found the swedish one a little slow (although truth be told, i did watch it at 1am, and fell asleep towards the end, so it may need a rewatch)
how do the other films compare?
I haven't seen the Hollywood one yet. But my reason to go books and then Swedish movies was very deliberate one - who can show Swedish way of talk and do things better than Swedes themselves? (similar as 'Killing' situation). So I actually wanted to watch 'originals' first, with subtitles. Of course they were changes comparing to the books, but I think in general it was really close. With just one thing I want to mention - books are not that focused on Liz comparing to the movies. And we have to remember those are TV movies. Not a proper cinema as a Hollywood one.
@Mr E - I think she is a very good actress. but that would be it from my side BTW - are you MrE I think you are? with the stories about lawnmower business?
I watched all three Swedish movies at the cinema and despite my usual dislike of subtitled films I prefered them to the Hollywood version. Daniel Craig and co was not bad but Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist have it by a comfortable margin.
I agree completely, although I didn't have to read any subtitles.