written by owen on 2013-Feb-01.
So After watching both the original and the American version of the movie I have come to the conclusion the original is the better version. The original has its faults, bad music in some parts and the bike in the american version is cooler (most likely an advertisment). Besides that the original version is clearly a sharper more directed movie. Even though both movies are practically the same, lenghty drive down a lonely highway - the original does it slightly better.
The original focuses more on the girl rather than the life of the reporter. When comparing both films you can see that the story is clearly about Lisbeth, her traunmatic childhood and her search for something which isn't explained.
Its a very good movie. Both equally so, with the original have the authentic edge because its not poluted with Daniel Craig.
9 out of 10. Must watch. Either one. Boobs, sex and murder.