Rated R for disturbing violent content, sexual material, nudity, and language.
Noomi Repace as Lisbeth Salander (in the forefront).
Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist (seated).
Rated R for brutal violent content, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.
This poster, which sparked some controversy, is unnecessarily hypersexual
and sends the wrong message about the movie and its characters.
Good job, 'murica.
On whole, I actually liked Fincher's version. It was definitely not as effective as Oplev's vision, nor do I understand why it needed to be made in the first place (or why the title sequence is so over the top hardcore and charged with nightmare fuel, or even why everyone's accents are so strange). Nonetheless, it has its own merits—namely its accuracy in following the book and the acting prowess displayed by Rooney and yes, even Craig. Despite the source material, the 2011 movie simply feels Westernized. I cannot pinpoint where it goes wrong exactly, but it somehow fails to capture the grittiness displayed in Scandinavian dramas like The Killing, Wallander, The Bridge, or even Lilyhammer.
Some more posters (click to enlarge).
In the ones above, Lisbeth looks independent and appears to be the main protagonist.
This is not so in the posters below
where again she is sexualized and shown as being only one half of a greater whole,
as though she needs Mikael in order to be 'complete'.
While Mikael is a very important character in the series, these posters serve to make Lisbeth seem secondary in comparison.
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