I had by doubts about this. Even with Fincher directing, I wasn't sure if Rooney Mara could match Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth. I guess she did. The US version is not as crude as the Swedish one: it has more style, a better soundtrack, a familiar language... all that makes it more accessible, I would say. I think this was worth doing and hope to see Fincher, Mara and Craig returning along with the rest of the team.