When I watched the trailers for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I realized I completely misjudged The Millennium Trilogy. Of course my friends had started carrying around copies of the books a few years ago, but I judged them by their titles and blew them off as either pulpy love stories or beach reading.
Fincher’s trailers immediately dive into the reality that these books are gritty, action-packed mysteries centered around a strong female. Rather than wait for the December 21st release date, which was over a month away, my roommate and I decided to stream Niels Arden Oplev’s swedish original Män som hatar kvinnor. See, the swedish author Stieg Larsson didn’t name his first book after the heroine’s tattoo, he named it Men Who Hate Women, because that. is. what. the. story. is. about. Lisbeth Salander’s entire plot line begins with (vague spoiler alert)