We finally saw Män som hatar kvinnor (Men who Hate Women) last night. This Swedish film is based on the Stieg Larsson novel of the same name – the English translation of which is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – and it has sold millions around the world. This book is also the first in a trilogy of books called the Millenium series.
Robert and I loved the books, so we were eager to see the movie. And while it is sometimes hard to like a movie based on a book you love, we were not disappointed overall. From the start, the music sets up a feeling of tension that builds throughout the movie. The cinematography is beautiful, particularly in the countryside outside of Stockholm where a good part of the action takes place. And it was fun to see Stockholm streets and subway stops that I know so well. I thought Noomi Rapace played a great Lisbeth Salander, much like I had imagined her. But I was not quite as convinced of Micheal Nyqvist’s Mikael Blomkvist. I thought his character in the book was much better described and more likable. Nonetheless, the movie is well worth seeing if you can find it in your part of the world.