"The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" is the first movie in the remake of the Swedish trilogy. Since the movie still takes place in Sweeden, as far as I can tell the film is identical to the original in every scene except that the spoken language is English. Some critics still prefer the original, but both versions are a real visceral experience. The nastiness of the subject matter might turn off some people, but I think that everyone will agree that the movie is intense.
I can't wait for the sequel. I might just watch the Swedish sequel.