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After having watched "Tattoo" tonight, I'm of the opinion that Fincher should do as many murder mysteries as possible.
I thought the remake was, for the most part, a better movie. On a technical level especially, but I was really kind of pleased with the way that Fincher and co. glossed over a lot of the minute detail of the Wanger family. It's really not essential to the plot and it dragged the original down a little bit, in my opinion. It was also very difficult to get through in the book (though the entire rest of the book was tits). I liked that the remake also included some bits that the theatrical cut of the Swedish film didn't have, like the scenes with Lisbeth's original guardian.
Similarly, one of the issues I had with the Swedish movie was some of what happens during the investigation. I'd have to watch it again to come up with specifics, but there were a couple of instances where I thought they caught a break because of coincidences or there was a logic jump that was pushing it a little bit. Not enough to stop me from enjoying the movie, but enough to notice. I didn't really catch much of that in the remake.
The one thing that was definitely not as good in the remake was Lisbeth. Rooney Mara did a very good job and she deserves whatever props she gets for her performance, but she doesn't have anywhere near the presence or charisma that Noomi Rapace has/had. It's a slightly different take, and that's cool, but comparisons are inevitable and she falls short there.
And seeing as how, for me, Rapace is really what made the movies, it's hard for me to just say I liked the remake better. It's close.