Friday, March 18, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Books and Movies (aka The Millennium Trilogy)

“Are you trying to tell me that Salander turned up at [the] cabin and all by herself beat the shit out of the top echelon of the Svavelsjo Motorcycle Club?” – Jan Bublanski, The Girl Who Played with Fire

The books of the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) have been very popular the last year or so.  There is going to be an American movie of the first book that is scheduled to come out at the end of 2011.  In the meantime, there have already been movies made of all three of the books in their home country of Sweden.

I have seen all three movies and read all three books.  I will be writing recommendations for them together, since they are tied so closely.

When it comes to movies made from books, the book is almost always better.  There is a chance to go into more depth on the characters in books, or to include events that need to be cut for a movie’s running time.  In the case of these three stories, I actually prefer the movie over the books for two of them.  I will explain in the posts.

You can find my posts for these movies and books here:
On to the reviews…

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