So did I. Wonderful movie
I can't believe it took me this long to see this movie! I just watched it and OMG. Amazing. The opening title sequence alone was better than most of the actual movies I saw this year. I cannot believe it didn't get nominated for Best Picture and/or Best Director. It was just stunning, visually. Rooney Mara was incredible and I thought Daniel Craig was very good as well, as was the rest of the cast.
I literally just finished watching and I feel like I want to watch it again. I did find those few scenes upsetting, but I still liked the movie.
I haven't read the book (surprisingly enough :lol), but I didn't have trouble following what was going on either :shrug
All 3 books have been made into movies you can find on Netflix if you don't mind reading subtitles (in Swedish) if you want to see how the story plays out.
I'm debating about watching them - they've been in my queue forever. I know that Rooney Mara is signed on to do the other two movies (although who knows if they will actually make them), so I may wait to see the Fincher versions. I may just read the books in the meantime!
I used to be anti-Kindle. Finally decided to get one in November, and can't imagine life without it. But I respect those who haven't made that choice. However you read the books, read them!
After having read some comparisons between this and the Swedish version, I don't think I could handle the Swedish version. I'm all for artistic freedom, but there are some things I don't need to see. The violent scenes in this version were enough for me. The Swedish version is more violent and more difficult to watch, apparently. My mom saw it and now refuses to read the books or see the American version and she's not usually like that.
Actually the American version is much more violent than the Swedish version. I have seen all three Swedish movies, and can even understand Swedish. The Swedish movies have many similarities and were shot at the exact same locations, but I like the fact that the two versions differ sometimes in approach. All in all, I would argue both versions were equally excellent, and I would greatly recommend that you watch the Swedish movies as well. Besides, this is after all a Swedish work by a Swedish author.