Will women see 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'?
December 15th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Will women see 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'?

According to New York magazine's Vulture, execs behind the upcoming movie “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” may have reason to worry that women won't show up to see it.

The film is based on Stieg Larsson’s best-seller, and although it boasts a large female readership, some audience polling suggests that ladies aren’t expressing interest in seeing David Fincher's adaptation on the big screen.

Vulture cites polling that shows a large swath of women both over and under 25 who are aware of the movie, but only 36 percent on either side of that age have expressed "definite interest" in seeing it.

Men, on the other hand, have slightly lower awareness percentages, and yet they have about the same percentage of “definite interest” responses.

One exec tells Vulture that violent previews may have turned women off. Referencing the dark marketing campaign, another exec asks, “Do women really want to see a movie like this at this time of year?”

On Wednesday, the film’s release date was pushed up by a day, which means “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” will now arrive on December 20. Will you see it?

soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. tattoo training

    awesome work!

    October 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tattoo Machines & Equipment

    my wife say to me it can't she take

    September 29, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Emily


    January 5, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mtnmama

    I read all 3 books and saw 2 out of the 3 Swedish movies. Noomi Rapace was a phenomenal Lisbeth – beautiful & vulnerable while kicking A with nerves of steel and physical strength beyond her slight size. Why was she not recast??? Stupid mistake. I would have gone to see the US version IF Noomi was recast, but have no plans to see them with the new ugly and creepy looking Lisbeth (although Daniel Craig is better looking than the Swedish actor). I agree with the other person – why'd they mess with it – the originals rocked.

    January 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sarahreid63

    I am a 23 year old female. I saw the Swedish version as well. I might wait until the US version comes to On Demand/DVD and compare and make my own judgements. I wasn't uncomfortable with the rape scene in anyway...women get raped, all the time (and no, I don't think rape is ok in anyway/form). There is no need to be immature about it–in order for any real solutions, people need to see rape. Women should go see this movie.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. amanda

    I saw the swedish version of the film and david finchers vision. I didn't care for how the american version made scences in the movie so graphic. I think david fincher is a good director but he missed the mark. I think the movie was so hateful toward women, especially the main character. lisabeth

    December 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Armin Zellers

    I saw the film last night and can tell you all that Noomi is not the only Salander. Also, people saying "Hollywood" as though it's a collective of money-mongers need to start stepping off your high horses and acknowledge that, in the right hands, American adaptations can be superior to their foreign counterparts. Such is the case of David Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". The foreign films deviated to far from the source material – a point that many don't discuss and would certainly hold against the American version. Luckily, the American "remake" (which it is not a remake, it is another adaptation), stays more true to the book than the "original". Do yourselves a favor and allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy a better crafted version of the same story.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shelly T

    Can't wait to see the movie! I have not read the books – just got the first one and will read it quickly so I can see the movie after. All of the books and the movie are very intriguing to me.

    December 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Patti

    I haven't read the books and I haven't seen the other versions and I'm not going to be a snot and go on an on about how americans ruin movies.....get a grip....have you seen every american movie? I'll go see it and enjoy it for what it is. Entertainment. Period. Get over yourselves people, we can't all be critics............

    December 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pathfinder

    Enjoyed the Swedish film trilogy. Understand the timing and "saturation" issues with the American / second release, however, there are 65 million of the Millennium Trilogy books out there. I am wondering if the American studio will move forward with production plans to produce volumes two and three?? No one seems to be saying. . .

    December 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. layo24

    The original question posed by this article in my opinion is meaningless and obviously stemmed from a stereotype (of women) and to answer- hell yes I'll go see it

    December 17, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. wyciwyg

    I devoured all 3 boosk, excellent writing, excellent albeit dark story. yes i will buy movie when it comes out in DVD, theaters too uncomfortable, crowded at my age.

    December 17, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. Soylent

    So the suggestion is that the women weren't put off by reading the incredibly violent rape scene in the book, but they might not want to see someone get punched on screen? The Millennium Trilogy is the single most feminist series I've read in popular fiction. I think the execs are selling women short, but then, what else is new in Hollywood.

    December 17, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. Becky

    I will definitely be seeing it next week!

    December 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Richard

    Didn't like the first movie. Slow paced even though the story had tension and they cut out too much character development. Heard the other two were worse. I respect David Fincher and expect him to do a better job.

    December 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kathy

    Yup. Can't wait to see it. Read all the books and want to see the movie(s).

    December 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Anita

    I hate it when the industry tries to assume women will/won't like something and go see it. They often underestimate their viewers. I've read the book, seen the Swedish version of the movies and will see this version as well. Will it be better than the Swedish version...that remains to be seen, but the orginal version was pretty good to begin with.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sarah

    David Fincher is the perfect director to take on this novel, and I can't wait to see the film. I have the Swedish version in my Netflix queue, but that isn't going to stop me from seeing what Fincher does.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jdog

    one of the underlying story lines is the systematic abuse of women and the 'fight back' that the main characters engage in against this abuse – WOMEN EVERYWHERE NEED TO GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE – or read the books. The fact we shy away from that we are in fear of allows the fear to continue and own us – lets grab our collective b*lls and work the problem!

    December 16, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • nah..

      I saw the original and it was a little too gruesome for me. I don't think every woman needs to see a woman getting abused to learn about this issue. I'm not really up for seeing the American version because of it.

      December 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jdog

    one of the underlying story lines is the systematic abuse of women and the 'fight back' that the main characters engage in against this abuse –

    December 16, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  21. Erin

    This woman has been counting down the days. LOVED the book, was disappointed in the original version of the movie, beyond excited by the trailers for this version. Yes women will go see the movie – we loved the book, we're stoked about the casting and can't wait to see how it all turns out in a week!

    December 16, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  22. Morons

    Finchers film will be far superior than the sweedish movies. If you like the books and aren't waiting on the edge of you seat to see this you should stick to your stupid fluff movies.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      Agreed, the Swedish version did not do the book justice in my opinion. Lizbeth's character was altered too much for my liking and from what I've heard, Fincher's is far closer to the book. The previews alone give me chills of excitement – I simply cannot wait!

      December 16, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  23. hirolla74

    I've read the books and seen the Swedish movies. Excellent reading! Noomi Rapace is awsome! If the David Fincher version is based in Sweden and filmed in Sweden, is Miss Mara going to speak a word of Swedish?? In the previews it seems she's speaking English just like Bloomvkist/Craig. Are they the only cast of characters in the movie that DON'T SPEAK Swedish?? What gives? If it's an American version, then why didn't Fincher base the whole story in a northern American city.

    December 16, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  24. Tiffany

    I really enjoyed reading the books and seeing the hidden women empowerment in the books. I did watch all three of the Swedish versions of the films. I enjoyed the first two films, but the third one didn't give the third book justice. Also, I didn't particularly like the actors for Mikael and Erika, but I did like Noomi Rapace. I am the kind of person who really likes how well details in books translate onto film. So my hope is to see how well David Fincher's version brings out different aspects of the book and how different it is from the original movie. I can't wait to see the film!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. Daphna

    Like others here, I just don't understand why they bothered making a remake of this.
    The original Swedish films were superb, and they were pretty high profile outside of Sweden (i.e – they aired in cinemas, showed up on TV etc.). I just don't understand why there is a need to remake these movies in English when an excellent Swedish version already exists and was made very recently.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  26. ccm

    read the triology .... saw one swedish version.....i am a woman.....can't wait to see this version

    i can't understand how you can make a critique on a movie that hasn't been released yet

    December 16, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  27. Conrad Shull

    Movie making by poll. Die, movie makers, die.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  28. What The

    I'm thinking Jude Law would have been a better choice for the lead, I hope I'm wrong.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  29. Judi

    Sure can't wait – read all the books. Not scared

    December 16, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  30. Mandi

    Are you kidding me? Will women see the movie? As a WOMAN, I've already seen all three of the sweedish versions of the books. Of course I will see the american versions. Last time I checked, woman do have the ability to discerne between reality and fiction....

    December 16, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. Karen

    I read the books – brilliant. I would love to see the movie BUT I understand it is VERY violent; with that statement coming from one of the stars in the movie, I will pass. I don't go to movies to see violence – I won't pay for that. Shame too as I REALLY want to see the film. Oh well, just might have to read the trilogy again.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  32. Kerry

    I have read the series and seen the Swedish version of the movies but I will see the Hollywood version if nothing else to compare it to the original. The story in itself is worth the viewing. It will be nice to hear it in English and view the scenes without having to spend my time reading the dialog and missing the visuals.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  33. Dan

    Will anyone see it?

    December 16, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  34. Meh

    My imac arrives today so I dont care

    December 16, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. kel

    All I have to say is that girl has nothing on Noomi Rapace!

    December 16, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  36. Beefburger


    December 16, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  37. Beefburger

    We did ok for a US version of "Let the Right One In" (US version "Let Me In") I am usually not a big fan of Hollywood doing foreign film remakes when the originals are far superior. But having not neen the Swedish GWTDT I can say that I am not trully missing anything. I like the look of the previews that I have seen. So far I think she pulls off the look of a hackgrrrl with an oddly cool vibe.

    Btw, I would like to see Blade set loose in the Twilight world, put a katana through sparkleboy.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  38. Kristen

    I'm laughing because I am a woman, and I really want to see this movie and read the books.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      Hi Lisa! Yes yes and yes! Can't wait to get your book. I'm so happy you decided to pbluish it.. I'm one of those people where with movies and books, if they don't grab me in the first 10 minutes I'm dont with you.. The story you put here on your website grabbed me right away and I wanted to read more so, I can't wait till it's finished and pbluished! Wishing you, Gino and the entire family a very blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.

      April 24, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  39. DonielFlamenco

    How can all these commenters say they've read the books, seen the Swedish versions of the films, and aren't interested in the Hollywood version just because it's a Hollywood movie? Rooney Mara may be a bit of an unknown, but she is a very talented actress. And Daniel Craig is an incredible actor. Plus, David Fincher has directed some of the best music videos of that time, and some of the greatest movies ever made. I myself haven't read the books, or seen the Swedish versions, but I'll be seeing these. And let's face it, IMO there has never been a movie made that lives up to the original book. That's why I usually see the movie first in order to look forward to reading the full, better version in book form.
    I agree that the ad campaign is making it all look awfully dark, and may appeal more towards men, but please ladies, if you enjoyed the book, give the movie a chance. Worst case: you get to look at a very handsome and talented English actor doing his thing for two hours.

    December 16, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  40. Heisenberg

    Those of you saying "I will not see this remake"... do you not know how incredible of a director David Fincher is?

    December 16, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  41. grcoop

    I read the book and saw the Swedish version of this movie, which SUCKED! Seriously people? Is everyone just trying to act cool as if foreign films make you extra artsy or hip, or whatever. It doesn't, there are great foreign films but I think the Hollywood version is going to kick the original's butt. The original actress, agreed that replacing her is tough, she was the only good thing about the original. Unfortunately it was her who decided not to play the same role again, she was quoted as saying "I cannot play that role again."

    December 16, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  42. Bex

    I am so excited I can't wait! I can't get enough of this trilogy!

    December 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Kasey

    Uh, Daniel Craig is in it, so of course women will go see it. Duh.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jdurand1970

    The foreign version of this film was fine...a US remake was not needed.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  45. atroy

    Since this is one of the few movies i'm going to the theaters to see this year, I hope there are no women there. Women, especially here in the south, are disgusting smelly creatures.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kasey

      Wow, I"m sure you're more of a disgusting, smelly creature. And stupid to boot. I'm sure most women would be ecstatic if you stayed away from the theaters, ignorant little troll that you are.

      December 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Nobody Special

    Meh, I'll wait for it to come out on DVD.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Lynn

    The foreign version is too good, Noomi Rapace was amazing as Lisbeth, I'm not sure this movie will compare, and I'm not willing to pay $20 to find out. Verdict – rental...

    December 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. thrag

    Looking forward to Mr. Fincher's version of TGWTDT. I read the trilogy and saw the movies, and I believe it will do absolutely no harm to see another 'take' on this great story. Sweden did a great job with their movie versions, and Noomi Rapace was amazing as Lisbeth, but they weren't really all THAT good. The Swedish movies followed the books with increasingly less focus on the written stories. I've talked with many fans of both the books and the movies who said if you hadn't read the books you really would have a hard understanding what was going on. And I'm Swedish. 🙂 The second and third movies were even worse. So yeah, bring it on. I think the previews of the new one look better already!

    December 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  49. AmyLou

    All the females of my acquaintance are on the fence because we've seen the Swedish movies and don't want our feelings for the franchise tainted by Hollywood. No other reason. Personally, I think I'll go to see what the Hollywood cinematography can bring to the plate. Don't think the new Lizbeth will be anywhere close to the Swedish actress.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Sandy

    Have no reason to watch the americanization of "The girl w/the drago tattoo" – the swedish version was fantastic. Watched the whole trilogy in Swedish & don't think it can be done any better.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Judy Craft

    I have read all three books and have seen the three movies. Both books and movies were excellent. In fact, I have bought the books and movies. I most probably will go and see the Hollywood version and I am of senior age. I just Hollywood doesn't dumb it down and make it so stupidly commericial. I don't see how the Swedish version can be topped.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Sharen

    I read the books and saw all three Swedish movies. I really enjoyed both the movies and the books. Noomi Rapace was terrific as Lizbeth Salander. The first time I saw her I thought "She is not someone i would want to meet in a dark alley in the middle of the night". She really scared me. She has that "If looks could kill" look. I would see the American made version just to see the differences in the movies. From the trailers I have seen, in my humble opinion, I don't think Rooney Mara is nearly as scary as Noomi Rapace.
    I am a women over 50.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Nancy

    I have not seen the original movie – nor have I read the books. I did read a synposis of each novel, and quite frankly could care less about the books or the movies. The storyline turned my stomach.

    Give me the Twilight Saga any day.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherry

      I agree.....and the thing that plays the lead???? How god awful looking is she???

      No thanks....I will save my money for something better.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  54. lizzi

    i will not see this movie... i make a point to AVOID films that depict GRAPHIC rape and gratuitous violence. I do not need this no matter how "well done" a film may be...

    December 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Agreed with lizzi!

      I agree with Lizzi! Those things shouldn't be taken as entertainment.

      December 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jeff Williams

    How did the original film do with women? Why not start there?

    I don't know why they thought an American version was even necessary, though. The original films were excellent.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Juls

    I read the books and watched the Swedish movies. No reason to see it again. I think I'll go see hunky Sherlock Holmes instead. 🙂

    December 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Exhausted

    I'm so tired of the close-minded snobs talking about this movie. First, it is not a remake!!! The American version is not based on the Swedish movies! The "European" version was not an original idea! It was based off a book as is the "American" version. This is just another interpretation of the book. Second, movies are individual films, just because it is "European" doesn't make it superior and being "American" doesn't make it bad. See the movie and judge it for itself! I read the books and look forward to seeing this adaptation.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Julie

    No, I will not go see it. I've heard the books are good but I just am not interested in the storyline what so ever.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Stupid book

    and if you dont a agree then your stupid

    December 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Nora

    I'm a girl and I saw all the three ORIGINAL swedish movies. Of course I won't go to see the Hollywood remake, I bet it's going to be "Let the right one in" trashy Hollywood version all over again.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Susan

    I saw the original Swedish film and it was excellent...I was surprised to hear a re-make was being done of a movie that has already been done well!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Bill

    My wife saw the first movie and thought it was OK. She didn't make it through either of the last two. No way she will go see the American version.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  63. This movie is good

    I saw the screener for this movie, it's amazing. It's one of the first movies that was actually better than the book...

    December 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Gigi

    I've read all three books, saw all three Swedish films. I'm over 50, and will go see the movie. I'm skeptical that Hollywood will ruin the story by having the movie be about violence instead of Lisbeth.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Marie

    I am a woman and I'll definitely go see this film. The book is great! I think Rooney Mara, in appearance, looks like Lisbeth Salander. The Swedish counterpart just doesn't match the description of her in the book.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Tiffiny Turner

    I am a female in the over 25 category and I have been waiting excitedly for this movie to be released! Don't know what the other 64% are thinking about but I'll be there on opening day!

    December 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. pvfrompv

    My husband and I both love this trilogy. We've read the 3 books, listened to them on cd in the car, saw the Swedish film version. Daniel Craig should be a perfect Blomquist. Lisbeth is a kick-ass survivor heroine. We don't go to the movies much but I can't wait for this one to arrive!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Robin

    I am jonesing to see ths flick, the previews are absolutely mesmerizing, and that chick is IT!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Stac

    I loved the books, and I loved the original movies. But I am excited to see the new one as well. At first I was against it, saying why bother? But when I saw the trailer I decided I definately had to give it a shot. Now my Hubby, he is still refusing to see it because he liked the orginal movie a ton and thinks this is a waste. That's ok, girls movie night it is. I know a bunch of women who want to see it.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Lydia

    I thought the original swedist movies were not up to scale with the book. Nor did I think Rapce's performance was great, I didn't think she acted like the book character. I am much for excited for david finchers version. I'll be at the midnight showing.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Yoruko

    Hi, I am female, and have read all the books. Enjoyed the Swedish version as well. I would like to see what they do with it in America. I think it will turn into an action flick instead of a mystery. Some people complain about people casting with wrong actor..Does anyone think it is strange that they ignore the fact that the girl is suppose to be short?

    December 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Kristina

    My aunt and I have both read it and can't wait to see it. I saw the Swedish version and didn't think it was that good. From the previews this version looks good. It's supposed to be dark and suspensful, just like the book. I also think Rooney Mara looks great as Lisbeth. I think it is refreshing to have non-Christmas movies at Christmas. Sometimes you just wanna break. I also resent that just because the movie is violent and includes rape that women wouldn't want to see it. It's how real life is, or can be. If you don't want to see it then don't go.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  73. lalizzie

    "Do women really want to see a movie like this at this time of year?" – no, us women automatically become brain dead during the holidays and only know how to process romantic comedies. Give me a break.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Dave

    The original was powerful. If the remake was 10 years from now I might go see it. It would seem less like a Hollywood exercise in greed. With the images of Nykvist and Rapace still fresh, this would be nothing but disappointing.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Mkay

    Read the books, saw the Swedish versions and I will definitely see the American version. Counting the days. I'm 65 yrs old.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. I

    Never heard of any of this tattoo movie or books. From the comments I see there's a rape. What else is it about ?

    December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharen

      It also has the dark secrets of one family (ties to the Nazis and also torturing and murdering women). There is a group of men that a totatally paid for by the governemnt but are so secret that no one in the Governemnt even the Prime Minister knew about them.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  77. AJ

    What a stupid article! Is this 1950? I'm not Betty F*&G Draper! Steig Larsson came up with a brilliant story, he was a little too long in some of the descriptions but these were great books. I read the books and I'm very excited to see Fincher pull the story off.
    Women with more than a sliver of a brain DO appreciate movies that aren't all fluffy romantic comedies and stupid vampire movies. I can't wait to see it!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  78. pennylane

    Ewww....won't go see it....I couldn't get into the book...I tried several times....

    December 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jessie Peters

    The original was fantastic, I'm sorry they had to do a remake in English. This girl doesn't have the edge to carry off this role as Noomi Rapace does.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  80. GooGoo

    Any article written about this movie had to do with the actress having to endure a week of filming the rape scene. This whole movie is promoted as rape as entertainment. Why would any woman want to see that?
    And by the way, the book was the most overrated pile of crap that I've ever read.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Sonia

    I don't intend to go see it. Not because I am a woman, but because I saw the original trilogy, so I can't imagine why I would go see the american remake. The original was excellent and Noomi Rapace was great in it. In my opinion, there was no need for a remake.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  82. NoDoubt

    I'm a 35 year old female and read the book and saw the Swedish film and yes, Noomi was awesome, but the guy who played Blomqvist wasn't cast very well so I'm giving the American version of the book a fair chance.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Diana

    Hell yeah I'll see the movie... the books are awesome!!!! And Lisbeth is a heroine women can admire. She stands up for herself and women who are victims of violence.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Elisa

    I read the book and I saw the Swedish movie. I love foreign films and I agree that Noomi Rapace was brilliant. However, I didn't much like Michael Berg as the male lead. I will see the American version, not because I necessarily think it will be better than the Swedish version, but just to see a different take on a book I liked. Go rent the Swedish version, or netflix it. You won't be sorry.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Amy

    I will definitely see it (I am female), but I don't expect I could possibly like it as much as the original. Noomi Rapace was brilliant and I don't believe it's possible for anyone to do Lisbeth more justice than she did. I think Daniel Craig is perfect for Blomquist, but I think the remake was unnecessary. Still, they will get my money, mostly out of morbid curiousity. Loved the books, btw.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  86. catfriend

    Since when does Hollywood care if women go to see a movie? Judging by their output it seems the only audience they're truly interested in is the 15 year old boy.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mae

    As I woman, I can't wait. For one HELLO! Daniel Craig. Two, read the books and saw the Swedish version and am still looking forward to this.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  88. CP125

    loved the books, but the advertising to this movie totally turned me off, too visual.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Rhonda

    Am in the process of reading the book which is very very good. I think I will see the movie. And I am Female.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  90. CML

    I agree with RevMom - Noomi Rapace was excellent, but other parts were miscast. For those complaining about this being a remake - it's not a remake, but a different adaptation of the same source material. This woman will be lining up to see it!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa

      I agree with you, I thought Rapace was great, but I really hated the guy playing Michael Berg. He is supposed to be attractive, enough so that he sleeps with three women in one book. This guy was NOT at all attractive and to top it off he wasn't a great actor either. Some parts were very miscast.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • gracen

      Oh I so agree, I loved Noomi in the Sweish version. If only they could have made a movie with the American recast execpt kept Noomi as Lizbeth. I will still see it though.

      December 18, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  91. Siren

    I loved the book, but had a hard time reading the rape scene, I do not need to see that on screen

    December 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Shari

    I never had any desire to see the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The original version was fantastic – there was no need to make another version.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  93. servo

    What a ridiculous question, of course women will see it. Lisbeth is a hero, and the story is gripping.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Rexa

    I hate the notion that this article (and whoever they intervewied for it) implies that women nowadays still want to see nothing but girly romance movies. Alot of us, including myself, are totally hyped over this movie. I actually never read the books (never heard about them until this movie's production was announced), but now I'm very inclined to. I have many female friends on facebook all screaming in delight that they'll get to see the movie next week. We are very much aware there will be grotesque elements in the movie, and we very much still looking forward to this movie!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Chip

    I don't see why people are putting this movie down because it is a Hollywood remake. Yeah there have been a bunch of bad ones but good ones (some even better) as well. They just have to be taken film by film. I've seen the original film & read the books. David Fincher is the perfect choice to direct this. His style of film making is tailored for this kind of movie.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Girl With The Lizard Tattoo


    December 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • StayClassy

      To whomever posted this: The year is 2011. This message board is for adults, not 14-year-old boys.
      Here's a clue: the word "Retarded" is offensive and cruel.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jack

    To the commentor above who said "It's only a movie", my adult son and I went to see the Swedish version, and I had no idea what I was in for. During the rape scene I sat there gripping the arms of the theater seat tighter and tighter, saying to myself, "It's only a movie, it's only a movie...", but knowing that somewhere some poor girl is probably going through that kind of hell that very moment.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Female, Won't See

      Agreed! I was planning on watching the Swedish movie, but after reviewing what the film/book was about and knowing there was going to be a rape scene, I decided against it. For a good portion of women, that issue isn't taboo for the sake of being taboo.. we don't want to talk about it because it is terrifying and soul-crushing. To sit through a movie with such a scene, supposedly for the sake of entertainment, is a saddening idea for me. Call me a prude, but I thoroughly believe the film industry is doing its (large) part to desensitize people towards violence and morality. It makes me sad to think about. Maybe this movie has a great message – I won't ever know. I would be completely unable to enjoy it either way.

      December 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. iAmNoAngel

    i am a woman, and an ethical hacker, and i can't wait to see it...

    December 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Susan M

    The violence against women was almost too much for me in the book. I could barely get through it because of that. I will not see either movie version.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  100. CEW

    Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. I like so many of the actors cast, and think the preview looks very faithful to the book. I haven't seen the Swedish versions.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Ms.Lola

    I am an avid reader of this trilogy, I am female and I intend to see this movie with my husband. My sister and her husband also intend to watch it.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  102. addie

    Uh, Daniel Craig? Are you joking? Heck yes I'll see it.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bri Guy

    I don't understand the hype around 'The Girl...'. Granted, I've only read the first, but it was GROSSLY over-hyped. Dull, dull, dull, and predictable to boot. I even tuned in to the original Swedish film hoping a film adaptation would give it some life, but nope. The movie actually made it even worse. Frankly, when people praise either, I have to wonder whether we're talking about the same thing, but I guess some people are too easily amused/entertained. I'm going to read the 2nd & 3rd installments just to complete the series, and while I am told (and hoping) they get better, I'm also not going to hold my breathe.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      Gosh, Bri Guy, the lowly masses can only dare to dream to be as urbane and tough to please as you.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crys

      Wow... and you wonder why people don't like hipsters. If you really the superior, puffed up intellectual you claim to be, then you would obviously know that you're not holding your "breath." Real intellectuals know that "breathe" is a verb while "breath" is a noun. Perhaps you were too busy touching yourself while reading Shakespeare to notice.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  104. choura

    I am a woman and I have no interest in this. The original was fantastic!! I have not need to see something subpar. I don't understand the arrogance of American film makers – they think it doesn't count or is a hit until they remake it. They can only harm it or water it down with some crazy predictable morality lesson.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Janice C

    I am a woman and I can't wait to see it! I thought the choices for the American actors were great – can't wait to see how they do! I did like Noomi Rapace in the Swedish version, but felt most ot the other characters were not at all well cast.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany

      I agree with your assessment of the other cast members of the swedish version. I didn't like actors for Mikael and Erika.

      December 16, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  106. Kristi

    Agree with RevMom. Hollywood thinks a movie hasn't been done properly unless they do it, when in reality most of their crap sucks.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • terre08

      The reason Hollywood is doing anything is profits. Given the book sales they bet that many people will watch it. It has nothing to do with artistic creativity.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  107. jinda

    The Swedish film version is a lifeless piece of pooh.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      So is your mom

      December 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • eve320

      Obviously, you have zero taste- European films far outweigh their American counterparts- the Swedish version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was BRILLIANT- the lead actress, Noomi Rapace did an OUTSTANDING job and the American actress will fall very short!

      December 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul I hate remakes

      You're a piece of pooh for encouraging crappy remakes

      December 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  108. RevMom

    I'm a woman and I'm not going to see it, but only because I loved the book and thought the original film adaption was brilliant. Replace Noomi Rapace? Nah. Please American filmmakers, come up with original material and respect other's cinematic contributions.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      I agree, I am an older woman also who read all the books, saw the Swedish versions and can't wait to see what Hollywood does with them.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Chris Allen

    I'm a 59 year old woman, have read all the books and seen the Swedish versions of all the movies. You bet your boots I'll see it along with my car pool rider, another 59 year old whose read the books, etc. Cant wait.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Carla

    I loved the books, loved the original movie, and CAN'T wait till the new one comes out. I'm not sure who they are polling, but everyone I know who is a fan of the books is chomping at the bit for the movie.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      I'm with you. I am of the "more to love" crew. I loved the books and the Swedish films, and I'm looking forward to the US version. Mara sounds and looks great in the previews, so I think she'll be quite believable.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4eigner

      I read the books and liked them a lot. I watched the original movies and really liked those even though they weren't as good as the books. I don't think I will watch the American version, I don't think Daniel Craig is right for this role.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  111. mistletoe

    I wouldn't mind seeing it.. After all, it's only a movie!

    December 15, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  112. Deedeek

    I'm a woman, and I can't wait to see it. I hope it lives up to the hype, I've also seen the Swedish version and enjoyed the movie.

    December 15, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • FlyOnTheWall

      I cant wait to download this on PirateBay.org in HIgh Def and watch it for free!!!!!

      December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • MinaMauria

      I'm a woman and I've read the books and seen the original Swedish adaptations. And I'm definitely going to see this version – with a female friend.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  113. derp

    After seeing the original, this film has no chance of doing anything but suck.

    December 15, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      Way to keep an open mind. Do you still think the earth is flat too?

      December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katclimber

      Agreed, it's unlikely to be as good as the original. Noomi Rapace was brilliant as Lisbeth Salander. I wish more Americans would just be willing to see foreign films, and this remake would have been unnecessary.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • smw

      I agree with you entirely. The first was terrible, and this one looks even less promising.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • QoE

      I agree! The three films are perfect- no need to remake these films!

      December 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • robert

      I agree. I saw the original swedish trilogy. There is no way hollywood can improve it. I won't bother seeing the hollywood version.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • You know nothing about movies

      You all are so freakin retarded. I read the books and watched the sweedish movies. The movies were average at best. Watch them with someone who hasn't read the books and you would realize that it's hard to even follow the story. If any of you knew anything about movies you'd know that Fincher is maybe the best out there at phycological thrillers. Check his resume. The sweedish movies came out when everyone was reading the book so peeps had their panties in a bunch. This "hollywood" movie will be far superior. Do youseld a favor and get off you box and go see it.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  114. Paragraph Film Reviews

    As a Hollywood re-make I don't think it could be much worse / graphical / gritty as the original – which my girlfriend, and loads of other girls I know. If anything films like Twilight should be repulsing the ladies!

    December 15, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • nolist

      word! crap = twilight franchise.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • O.K.

      I am a woman, read the trilogy and watched all three movies that were done in Sweden. I will not go see the Hollywood version. I think the Swedes did a fine job and this is a waste of production money.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebekah W.

      I will definitely go see it. And I'm a girl. Who loves the books and the original movies.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dani

      I am a woman and already seen the BETTER version and won't watch the american version....we americans always mess up movies that have been done before.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • awildazayas

      I've seen the original version of this movie from Swedish based on a book series, LOVED IT!! I especially loved the Swdish actress who came out in that 2009 movie, Noomi Rapace. She was EXCELLENT!

      December 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebelangel

      I also am a woman, have read all of the books and have seen all of the Swedish movies. I think they did a fine job with both the violence and general nudity, and the characters looked like real, everyday people. I have a concern that Hollywood will not show the right balance with the violence, as is often the case with American movies. I do not plan to go see the new version.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monica

      They're wrong–women will go see this just to look at Daniel Craig for 2 hours!

      December 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      I find it laughable how many people can say they have seen "the better version" or will not see this "american" remake. Last I checked, one must SEE a film to know that it is inferior in any way. If you are a fan of the material (being the book), why rule out a second film makers vision of that material. Just because you enjoyed the Swedish film does not mean you can not find the good in an American version. I for one enjoyed both versions of "True Grit". I also enjoy both Led Zeppelin and the Trent Reznor/Karen O versions of "Immigrant Song". Remakes and covers can certainly be good on their own merits.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leif

      Mitch nailed it. You cannot judge a film by NOT watching it.

      December 16, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • What The

      I think people are bashing the hollywood remake without seeing it because they have seen hollywood's previous remakes, not too impressive of a track record. The only reason they do these remakes is to make money from someone else's creativity. Rarely do American audiences respond well financially to original films. All the cartoon/action figure movies over the past decade should show you what hollywood thinks Americans want.

      December 16, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Feekoningin

      I have not read the books, but I saw the Swedish films. I echo those who say the Swedes did a fine job, and the American version is a waste of money. As for the violence, I think it was quite a bit like La Femme Nikita - in a good way.

      December 16, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Alecia

      heck yes I am seeing it. Looks amazing.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackie22

      I'm a woman and I saw all of the Swedish-made "Tattoo" trilogy. They were great and I don't want to sully the experience by going to see the Hollywood version of the first film.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      I am female, I do not agree. In fact only my female friends express extreme interest in seeing it. This article I feel like was just more press for attention rather than actual backing with facts.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Lili

      It's not a "remake"; it's another version, this time in English. The history of cinema is filled with movies based on novels that have been filmed more than once. They aren't called "remakes," simply new versions. As for this film, yes, I will see it, but not until after the holidays. That's not because I think it's unsuitable viewing for this time of year, simply because I'm busy.

      December 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helen

      I think my problem with the movie is that I believe Noomi Rapace was the best part of the movie. She was Lisbeth Salander and it's hard to visualize this other actress playing that role. I believe the reason it bothers people is if you really like a movie and the characters, it's hard to see someone else step into that role. It sure was great seeing Noomi in the new Sherlock Holmes movie!

      December 18, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • minneM

      I'm a woman, loved the books, saw the 1st of the swedish films and will probably see this movie too mostly because I'm a fan of David Fincher

      December 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |

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