Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekly Sum-Up #18

This must be some kind of record and I must be one of the sickliest bloggers ever. I got tonsillitis again. My health is damned. Let's not dwell on the bad stuff though. I finally got to see the first Sherlock Holmes movie and later I went to see the 2nd part to the movies. I've come to really like Robert Downey. He always acts like a ''nutty professor'', doesn't he? =) Jude Law isn't bad either. Not bad at all. The thing that is bad is the manners of some people. I already said I'll never go to the movies again ... or I might end up slapping some b*tches across the flapper. Yes, movies ignorant people bring out the agression in me.

I also got the see the Men Who Hate Women (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). I decided to watch only the original movie (swedish one), since I can't understand why every single movie must be in english. What the heck? I don't wanna insult anyone, but can't you read? I take Noomi Rapace (who also starred in the new Sherlock Holmes movie) and Michael Nyqvist over Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig anytime! Excuse me, but I just think this is stupid. Stieg Larsson was Swedish, deal with it.

For me, there's only one ''real'' Lisbeth Salander. And it's the one on the right. I might be biased though. My dear, Feline, lives in Sweden... 

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34 comments:

  1. I agree with you about movies, I'm Brazillian and we are used to watch subtitled movies, I always wonder why to remake cool movies like "Let her In" (Let the Right One In - Swedish: Låt den rätte komma in) or TB show like Being Human (I loved the original british one)

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  2. Lisbeth Salander - Noomi Rapace = Winner!

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  3. I adore Noomi as Lisbeth.
    Adore her!

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  4. I've seen all the Swedish films, and I've seen the US version, and I honestly like them both equally. I adore Noomi Rapace, but Rooney Mara was fabulous as well. It was like seeing two sides of the same coin for me. <3

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  5. I've seen recently Swedish version and I do agree with you, Noomi is really incredible and I really hesitate to go to see the american one. I think I will not...

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  6. I love the swedish version, it's really great. I haven't seen the american one, and I guess I will eventually, but I'm not going to pay a ticket to go watch it, I just don't believe it's worth the fuss (and the possibility of aggressive feeling to ignorant people - I totally understand what you meant with that -.-)

    was Sherlock good? I saw the first movie three times and I LOVE it, I'm probably going to see the other next week. :D

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    1. If you liked the first movie, I sure you'll like this one as well. I think there's a bit more action in the second part, but it's still very good.

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    2. Thanks, now I cant wait to see it :D

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  7. Noomi is the actress who marked this year when it comes to movies (at least for me, because I watch like 5 movies per year :D )

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  8. I watched sherlock holmes the other day and i absolutely loved it :)
    I am planning to watch A girl with the dragon tattoo tomorow, but american version in movies

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  9. YOu have good taste (also) in movies ;) Sherlock Holmes is one of my favourite movies, I love Robert Downey. To The girl with the dragon tatoo - this one was really good, the following part not as good (in my opinion) and I haven´t seen the remake yet and don´t know, if I want to. The swedish version was good to me, the language is nice. And I´m used to subtitle movies in the cinema :)

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  10. I totally agree with you about movies. I saw the original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", and couldn't imagine why in the world they wanted to remake it. Ah well.

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  11. I also watched the 3 Swedish movies and see absolutely no need to remake them just so that the lazy Americans (it doesn't apply to the minority that isn't) don't have to read subtitles. And specially when it's not an old movie. Non sense I say! I've just finished reading the first book now and can't wait to start the others. Anyways, that's how I see it.
    Oh, hope you'll recover soon, dear. Take good care of yourself!

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    1. Oh, I have to read the book as well... I bet they're even better than movies. BTW: I'm already feeling much better, thanks!

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  12. I can't wait to see the new Sherlock Holmes! I agree about remakes: read the subtitles, people. And don't get me started on remakes in general. I will say this, though: someone agreed to finance a remake of Footloose. Really? What has the world come to?

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  13. I totally agree with you about the Men who hate women movie. I loved loved loved Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, and I just can't identify Rooney Mara with her :/
    So, thumbs up for the swedish version! :D
    I'm a fan of the Millennium Trilogy btw, I'm currently reading the second book and the third one is already waiting on the shelf :D

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  14. Yes they redo a lot of stuff! Like the british series Life on Mars. Why? :S Although I do like the US version of the Office :)
    I never go to the movies either since it is soooo annoying! Also you can't pause it to go get snacks lol. Last movie I saw was Inglorious Basterds and I thought it was annoying how fun everyone thought it was that they killed a bunch of people. I doubt all german soldiers were nazis. I didn't really like the movie. But when I decided to give the movie another chance (alone in my room lol) I liked it! I prefer watching movies at home :)

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    1. I watched Inglorious Basterds in the movies as well, but the crowd was more or less polite... That movie rocks!

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  15. prvi dio sherloka pogledala samo 3 puta, moram nabavit i drugi ;-D
    što se tiče millenium trilogije, totalno isto mislim, original je uvijek original... jadni ameri, tko će još i čitat ona dosadna slova :-p
    ali isto me malo kopka pogledat i američku verziju, čisto usporedbe radi ...

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  16. Americans have to make every good film/tv series there is (if it's not american) the american version. Blah! Just read the subtitles.

    Also, it's silly that thay make an american version of british movies/series. I mean c'mon, it's not that hard to understand british accents :P

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  17. I agree with you about remakes... I saw Morse a few month ago, it was a wonderful movie, and yesterday we watched the US remake Let me In, it was not bad but really not necessary as Morse was already excellent...
    I don't understand that need of remaking good non-us movies.

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  18. I don't know if I will watch the new version too.. The actors were really great!!

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  19. triologija filmov "dekle z zmajskim tatujem" me je čisto osvojila. že dolgo nisem nobenega filma spremljala z tako napetostjo in veseljem. seveda pa govorim o švedski verziji. izvrnik je za moje pojme neprekosljiv...
    sicer sem tudi ljubiteljica (knjižnega) sherlocka holmesa in pevke sie.
    tvoj tedenski izbor je tokrat meni pisan na kožo. :)

    lep pozdrav!

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  20. Filmi o Sherlocku Holmesu mi niso preveč zanimivi, sem pa gledala Dekle z zmajskim tatujem in je fanatstičen (original seveda). Zadnje čase gledam veliko Evropskih filmov in me bolj navdušijo kot 'klasični' Hollywoodski filmi. Ti z naše celine imajo še nekaj nepokvarjenega in originalnega v sebi

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  21. I loved the books and decided to see only the swedish version of the movies. At home, of course.
    I gave up going to the cinema many years ago. -Just not to be arrested-. You know, I can't stand people crunching their snacks or muttering they-only-know-what right into my ears [...] I could go on for ages. And then, I'm always unlucky. The tallest person in the cinema, be sure, will always be sitting just in front of me.
    I wish I could transform into L.K.Hamilton's "Anita Blake"..........!!!

    Anyway, I must say I always prefer books to movies.

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  22. Yay! Well said:)
    The germans and the frenchmen are even worse, they're dubbing everything haha

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  23. I saw the Swedish version and won't see the English language version, the swedish one is too excellent

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  24. And the best thing is when in the American version Robin Wright speaks English with a Swedish accent, LOL! I guess this is for the purpose that the American viewers still get it that the story is situated in a foreign country and get that exotic taste:-)

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  25. Right there with you on Men who hate women. I only saw the swedish version and really loved it. Won't even bother with the American one, their remakes usually only piss me off.

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  26. You're soo right!! I'm Spanish and, well, we have the option of seeing films dubbed or with subtitles (this one is the less common option, a shame). I don't really get to understand why American film makers feel the necessity of taking foreign movies and re-make them. I mean, if you can't improve something and give it a better taste, let it be just the way it is.

    Love your blog.

    Vero

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  27. Woohoo! I live in Sweden, and guess what... I haven't read or seen the Millennium trilogy. xD I'm the sort of obstinate person who refuses anything too popular. Well, to a certain limit, of course. When it comes to movies: within the country, Swedish film industry is largely considered a joke. :) For every really good movie, there are 98347875 terribly shitty ones, and they all have identical cast. Låt den rätte komma in (Let the right one in) was one of few really great contemporary Swedish movies, and the environment in which it is filmed adds plenty to the story - an angle which is of course lost in any remake made. I despise the remake culture, and like all of you, I prefer original stories in their original languages.

    On a positive note: Stieg Larsson was a party comrade of mine. Which means I'll forgive him pretty much anything. ;)

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  28. Män som hatar kvinnor je zakonn!

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  29. Why did they cut her hair so BAD? She's such a pretty person, but she looks like crap as lisbeth... Noomi Rapace looks beautiful, in a special sort of salander way... I'm reading the books now, and that kind of girl pops into mind, not the american remake image

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