There is a rumor that Marvel is filming a little short that has "The Real Mandarin" chewing out Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce. Major backpedal, but they may fix the character for you and all the other people pissed off.
It certainly was in my opinion. For the most part, the American one is mostly shot scene by scene the same, but there are certain subtleties that are removed and made more blatant, which to me felt like the director talking down to the American audience as if we couldn't understand. Also, if you are going to remake a movie in English, make it take place in a country where English is the primary language rather than having it take place in the same place and pretend that English is their primary language. I can't remember the endings of both, but I remember there were completely different scenes in the Swedish one after the climax that I thought were better.
Reminds me of the remake of The Omen or Psycho. They are shot scene by scene the same, but they are still missing what made the original ones classics.
i was just looking for a scary movie, and i heard this had something to do with a cult. i loved eyes wide shut, and was hoping for something of the same, but was very disappointed. maybe if i hadnt been expecting a truly scary movie, i would have enjoyed it. it felt like it was building towards some big scary climax, but the ending was pretty underwhelming.
i cant remember the last time i was so disappointed with a movie. i heard this was a classic horror movie, but it wasnt scary at all.