The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, tattoo, Yoshi, Super Mario World, college

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  1. Wombat

    In the Super Mario Brothers Movie, he is definitely a dinosaur…so yeah, let’s go with dragon.

    • Tom

      I don’t think you can cite The Super Mario Bros. Movies as anywhere *near* approaching cannon.

      • Jack

        In fairness I think Wombat is saying it’s the opposite of canon.

  2. Mike

    Haha! I love it, Tom. Nicely played.

    I loved the book, the Swedish film was good. I can’t wait to see what Fincher has done.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Grinning Maniac

    Having seen the original film, I think when you get back from the movies, the idea of Cami having “lived it” is going to be either disturbing, hilarious or both.

    • Tom

      I’m familiar enough with the material that Cami’s expression of having “lived it” was meant to be intentionally ironic.

      Having a Yoshi tattoo doesn’t even BEGIN to approach what having “lived it” actually represents. Not even close. 😉

  4. Jack

    Yoshi is a dinosaur, but he’s a magic dinosaur… and what is a dragon if not a magic dinosaur?

    • Tom


  5. Maggie

    “I haven’t seen the original Dutch films. ” Aren’t the original films Swedish, just like the books?

    • Tom

      I got… confused again. 🙁

  6. Madman II
    Madman II

    Although I like Finchers other films, I plan on not seeing this film in the theater because I find the practice of remaking foreign films a scant few years later to be an confession of failure on the part of Hollywood.
    That said, I will probably see this in a few years, when it is on TV to see what Fincher does with it and if Rooney Mara can measure up to the great job Noomi Rapace has done in the original films.

    • Tom

      The more time passes, the less I think that Hollywood has become creatively bankrupt and the more I believe they’re just plain timid.

      There are tons of good stories out there. But the economy plus the diversion of the internet (not to mention pirating) has led Hollywood to pursue properties with a proven track record for success. That’s why you’re seeing a lot of sequels, Chipmunk movies and foreign remakes right now.

  7. David

    Saw Fincher’s version on Saturday, and while I enjoyed it, as did my friends who had no real familiarity with the other films/books, it was not as good as I had hoped. The Swedish film was better, especially in regards to the last 20 minutes. That said, it is worth seeing by anyone who was interested in seeing it. Rooney Mara’s performance alone is worth the price of admission.

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