W: Steven Zaillian [based on the novel by Steig
DP: Jeff Cronenweth
Ed: Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall
Mus: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist), Rooney
Mara (Lisbeth Salander), Christopher Plummer (Henrik Vanger), Stellan Skarsgård (Martin Vanger), Steven Berkoff (Dirch Frode), Robin Wright (Erika Berger)
A decent remake of the Swedish film which doesn't deviate
from the original material and is merely an English language version with a different cast (albeit very well filmed, photographed, edited, etc.)
One burning question is that, since both versions are set
in Sweden, featuring characters with Swedish names and accents. Was a remake really necessary at all?
Despite all the hard work involved in this, the answer is
unfortunately a no. Although those who refuse to watch subtitled films just for the sake of it will say otherwise.