Dumbing it Down for American Audiences?
The movies are fantastic. They are raw, gritty, shocking, and make no excuses for putting reality right out there in your face. Think La Femme Nikita mixed with elements of James Bond and Saw. The main character, Lisbeth Salander, is sort of a Femme Nikita type who went through sexual and emotional abuse as a child and all of this is thrown at you in full, vivid scenes. Some of these scenes are quite disturbing. There is a male rape scene, a full blown lesbian sex scene, as well as some pretty graphic murder scenes. Unlike most American films, these scenes are an important part of the story and are not just thrown in to shock us with the gore or violence factor. You are left cheering for her!
I watched the "extras" on the blue ray version of the movie and learned that they are redoing all three movies for the U.S. market and Daniel Craig will play one of the main characters. Why?!? Are we that puritanical as Americans that a lesbian character is not acceptable. Is it too shocking for our delicate eyes? We will sit here and watch movies like Friday the 13, or Last House on the Left, both of which are chock full of senseless gore, rape, and murder. Just don't put real life meaning in front of us.....we can't handle it!
Posted by Michael Bell at 11:51 AM