WHO PLAYED IT BEST? LISBETH SALANDER
My Two Cents
Well, this is definitely hard for me. Like I said, I never read the book and I have heard people say over the years that so much was left out and this movie did it better or that movie did it better. I don't get into much of the politics behind the adaptations, I can only go on what impacted me with the movies. There is an aesthetic which matches between both the Swedish and American version of the story, and both films quite possibly found the best actress to bring the character to life. I think Rooney Mara is one of the most underrated actresses working in Hollywood right now, and I wish she was getting more material to work on. With that said, I saw the Swedish version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" way before I saw the American version. For how good Mara was in it, I think a lot of what she does was inspired by the work of Noomi Rapace. Rapace is like a newborn beast unleashed on the screen, and there is something about her viciousness onscreen that I don't think even Mara could match. She definitely wrote the playbook which will become the mode for this character in the future and hard to ignore how powerful of a presence Rapace created. For this, I am giving the edge to Noomi Rapace.
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LAST WEEK: WHO PLAYED IT BEST? REN MCCORMACK
Last week, I took a look at one of the grooviest musical characters to ever hit the screen...twice. The results are in and here is how the voting shook out.
Send your votes in for Lisbeth Salander this week! See next Wednesday.