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In my last post I have a list of 9 resolutions I wanted to accomplish. After a little less than two weeks into the year, I have only diligently followed two of the nine, which is to read at least 30 minutes a day and to not work past 7:30PM. Those two are probably the two easiest ones in the list.

Alas, I am not discouraged. There's always tomorrow, or next week. Lately I have been getting slightly better in regards to snoozing, because I purposely put my alarm out of arms-length so I cannot unconsciously hit the snooze. Also, last week I did work out two days, which is better than nothing.

Recently I watched the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy (in Swedish). All of them are superb, for different reasons. The first one had good built-up sense of mystery and suspense, the second one had a nice pace, and the third full of justice and revelations in regards to the entire trilogy. Not sure if I will be seeing the American version though, even though it has been getting excellent reviews. Usually the originals are better than the remakes, even if the remakes are great (like Infernal Affairs and the Departed).

Date: 2012-01-19 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katryna7.livejournal.com
I watched the American version and I really liked it. I've seen the Swedish trilogy as well. I think it's worth giving the American one a shot. Thought Rooney Mara would have a hard time considering how great I thought Noomi Rapace was but she certainly holds her own. It's actually Daniel Craig I wasn't quite as impressed with although he does a good enough job.

The American version sticks to the book a lot more than the Swedish version and also doesn't cut as much out. I remember when I watched the Swedish one I thought I might find some jumps in the solving of the mystery confusing if I hadn't read the book and been able to fill in the blanks. I think since the American movie has the book as source material to draw from, that helps it be better than a typical remake which may only have the original movie to draw inspiration from.

Date: 2012-01-24 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenextlife.livejournal.com
When I watched the original Swedish movie, I didn't really notice any jumps in the solving of the mystery. But maybe I'll check it out :D

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