Only things I don't agree with are Gladiator being in the "Meh" catergory. Gladiator is one of my favorite movies of all time. Although some of the special effects don't hold up as well on blu-ray as they looked in theaters. I'm curious what you didn't like about it?
And I also really enjoyed the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was a slow, heavily dialogue driven movie and with subtitles I know it doesn't appeal to everyone. Its not a movie I would jump to re-watch again... but I will definitely watch the David Fincher remake, because he is among my top 5 favorite directors.
Gladiator: Part of me is bitter that it beat Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon for Best Picture and another part of me thinks it is a very overrated film. The art direction is plain bad and the plot is ridiculous. Some of the fight scenes were good and Russel Crowe did a good job (though I wouldn't say Best Actor) but overall the movie just doesn't do it for me.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Unfortunately I watched this immediately after reading the book which I thought was amazing so everything was fresh in my mind and I was in nitpick mode when I watched it. I just feel the film gets most of the relationship between the characters wrong and too many plot points were glossed over. I too am looking forward to David Fincher's version which will hopefully be much better. He is one of my favorite directors as well.
Oh and by the way Fincher's version will not be considered a remake, it is a new adaption of the book not based on the Swedish version at all.
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