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Old February 5 2013, 01:27 AM   #16
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It's kind of funny how the low budget Swedish film adaptations of these books pretty much had zero problems being made compared to the big budget Hollywood versions.
It's Hollywood. It's not flexible, it's greedy, it's rotten.
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Old February 5 2013, 01:50 AM   #17
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just watch the swedish ones. they're pretty boring, but so was the remake. don't know why people seem to care about this series really.
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Old February 5 2013, 02:02 AM   #18
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just watch the swedish ones. they're pretty boring, but so was the remake. don't know why people seem to care about this series really.
I'd wager they care marginally less than you did to come in here and say that.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:02 AM   #19
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It's kind of funny how the low budget Swedish film adaptations of these books pretty much had zero problems being made compared to the big budget Hollywood versions.
The Swedish versions, however, come off as extremely low budget. The American remake of the first novel was very well done.

If they do write out the Blomkvist character in Girl Who Played with Fire, you lose his entire storyline. The two characters don't even meet in the novel until the final chapter. It would need to be re-told in some other fashion, as it is critical to the plot. Not impossible, but exceptionally difficult.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:07 AM   #20
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It's kind of funny how the low budget Swedish film adaptations of these books pretty much had zero problems being made compared to the big budget Hollywood versions.
The Swedish versions, however, come off as extremely low budget. The American remake of the first novel was very well done.
Indeed. The Swedish adaptations, I believe, were in fact actually television movies that were later released theatrically.

There's a whole hell of a leap in terms of money, time, effort and general quality that exists between that kind of production and an actual film produced for cinematic, theatrical release.

If they do write out the Blomkvist character in Girl Who Played with Fire, you lose his entire storyline. The two characters don't even meet in the novel until the final chapter. It would need to be re-told in some other fashion, as it is critical to the plot. Not impossible, but exceptionally difficult.
Agreed. Just as much of the action in "Fire" is motivated by the murders that take place and their connection to Blomkvist and Millennium. Half of what Salander does in the book would otherwise make no sense if those elements were written out.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:19 AM   #21
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doubleohfive: i don't care for the series. if the people who care for the series cared marginally less than me, they also wouldn't care for the series. in short: your retort didn't make sense.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:27 AM   #22
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doubleohfive: i don't care for the series. if the people who care for the series cared marginally less than me, they also wouldn't care for the series. in short: your retort didn't make sense.
You obviously care enough though to come in here and tell us you don't care, which could be viewed as equally nonsensical.

And while it's absolutely likely that my untreated ADD brain mismatched what I attempted to say earlier, and while I am occasionally guilty of bloviating, I'm not the one wasting my time going on and on about how much I don't like something (in this case, the Millennium trilogy) in a discussion about it with other people who do.
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doubleohfive: i don't care for the series. if the people who care for the series cared marginally less than me, they also wouldn't care for the series. in short: your retort didn't make sense.
It make sense in that those who don't care for the series also don't care to come into a forum thread and state their opinion. They simply don't care enough. In other words, marginally less than you.

EDIT: Or in the case we're talking about people who enjoy the series, but not to the point that their first instinct is to talk about it online, then you seem to care more than them, as well.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:49 AM   #24
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It's kind of funny how the low budget Swedish film adaptations of these books pretty much had zero problems being made compared to the big budget Hollywood versions.
That's not an accurate comparison at all.

First of all the books are huge in Sweden, so it was a safe bet that the movies would be hits. Second of all, the movies were huge successes, all three of them. Plus the films were a bit cheaper to make.

For some reason they decided to throw a huge amount of money at the American version expecting it to be a hit. It did modest business, but nothing as huge as the budget warranted.

Now as for this news of no Craig, I have no problem with them recasting, but to try adapt the second novel and write out Blomkvist is just a hugely idiotic move, and will kill any interest I have in the movie (Girl who played with Fire is my favorite of the three books, incidentally).
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Old February 5 2013, 05:07 AM   #25
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Indeed. The Swedish adaptations, I believe, were in fact actually television movies that were later released theatrically.

There's a whole hell of a leap in terms of money, time, effort and general quality that exists between that kind of production and an actual film produced for cinematic, theatrical release.
The first movie was always intended to be released in theaters. The sequels were made for television, but were given theatrical releases in certain countries like the US because of how popular the series had become.

Agreed. Just as much of the action in "Fire" is motivated by the murders that take place and their connection to Blomkvist and Millennium. Half of what Salander does in the book would otherwise make no sense if those elements were written out.
It would be a terrible mistake to write out Blomkvist. They really should recast if Craig decides not to return for the sequels.
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Old February 5 2013, 05:36 AM   #26
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just watch the swedish ones. they're pretty boring, but so was the remake. don't know why people seem to care about this series really.
The USA movie is beautiful to look at, but it is really boring. I saw it in the theaters and loved it, it was a ton of fun (laughing at the revenge rape scene) and bought it on DVD for cheap.

It was long and boring, but so nice looking, all I remember from i now.
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Old February 5 2013, 05:40 AM   #27
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The USA movie is beautiful to look at, but it is really boring.
The US version BETTER look nice. That movie had budget of 90 MILLION!
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Old February 5 2013, 05:43 AM   #28
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Now the next question is: If they do recast, who would make a good Blomkvist?
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Old February 5 2013, 05:55 AM   #29
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Now the next question is: If they do recast, who would make a good Blomkvist?
I'm sure they'll pick another handsome actor for the role.

If they are serious about doing sequels, they need to make sure to get Rooney Mara back as Lisbeth, since that character is the main reason for the popularity of the series.
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Old February 5 2013, 06:51 AM   #30
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Now the next question is: If they do recast, who would make a good Blomkvist?
Pierce Brosnan.
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