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Old 12-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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From Five Film Facts: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' - Photo Gallery on Yahoo! Movies :

Salander was the hottest role in Hollywood. Dozens of A-list actresses from Natalie Portman to Scarlett Johansson auditioned for the role, but Fincher gave it to Rooney Mara, who he worked with on his last film "The Social Network." To prepare for the role, Mara bleached her eyebrows and got a Road Warrior haircut and body piercings. She also learned to ride a motorcycle, repair a computer, take up smoking, and spend a year living alone in Sweden. Of all the requirements of the job, what did Mara like doing least? "The motorcycle was definitely the thing that I was the least excited about doing," she said in that same news conference. "It just seemed very dangerous."
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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No problem, just stay off them and she'll be fine
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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That's amuzing. In the trailers, she comes off like a badass Kung-Fu killer type. But in real life she's scared of a two-wheeler. Maybe she'd like a Can-Am Spyder.
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In the trailers, she comes off like a badass Kung-Fu killer type.
I'm officially bored with ass-kicking women in movies. Ripley was fresh and revolutionary, and she didn't really kick all that much ass anyway (she just had a desperate refusal to die, and didn't kick ass until "her" cub was threatened). Now it's just a dumb, unrealistic and kind of patronizing cliche.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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That scene with the power-loader after the Alien got on board the ship was probably the best bit of sci-fi film ever.

"Get away from her, you *****!!!"

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That scene with the power-loader after the Alien got on board the ship was probably the best bit of sci-fi film ever.

"Get away from her, you *****!!!"

WHAM!
Ripley in the first two flicks was the perfect action hero, like John McClane in Die Hard. They were scared people who got mean when cornered. Not unstoppable superheroes like Rambo or Alice.

BTW, I'm really looking forward to Prometheus, although it's completely unclear what relationship it will have to Alien. I saw the trailer and definitely recognized the Space Jockey's ship. And as a bonus, the flick appears to use real special effects, not lazy-ass CGI. I hate it when movies look like cartoons.
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River Tamm is the perfect female action star and realistic too. She's just like my first ex-wife- completely batsh*t crazy half the time and trying to kick my ass the other half.
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Ripley in the first two flicks was the perfect action hero, like John McClane in Die Hard. They were scared people who got mean when cornered. Not unstoppable superheroes like Rambo or Alice.

BTW, I'm really looking forward to Prometheus, although it's completely unclear what relationship it will have to Alien. I saw the trailer and definitely recognized the Space Jockey's ship. And as a bonus, the flick appears to use real special effects, not lazy-ass CGI. I hate it when movies look like cartoons.
I just went and browsed a few site for Prometheus. It does look good, a prequel to Alien, cool!
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The "Space Jockey?" Wasstha? Did I miss it in 3 or 4? I didn't really like the last one, when they were on the prison planet. Not enough space ships and hardware, just a bunch of ratty-assed monks whacking off over Riley.
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The "Space Jockey?" Wasstha? Did I miss it in 3 or 4?
Nope, it's in #1. Remember the derelict ship with the pilot's body kinda grown out of his chair? For some reason, he's known as the "Space Jockey".
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I'm officially bored with ass-kicking women in movies. Ripley was fresh and revolutionary, and she didn't really kick all that much ass anyway (she just had a desperate refusal to die, and didn't kick ass until "her" cub was threatened). Now it's just a dumb, unrealistic and kind of patronizing cliche.
What? You don't believe that 90lb Lucy Liu couldn't easily kick Antonio Bandaras' @ss?
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