So there are two of these movies and a book.
Which of the three are worth watching/reading and in which order?
I can't remember who it was who played Lisabeth Salander in the Fincher version, but something seemed a bit off to her performance. Can't quite put my finger on what it was. An almost robotic interpretation of that character.
Book 1 is OK (once you get past the self-insert heroic journalist), books 2 and 3 are talking heads endlessly blurting out exposition and author's (often paranoid) views while the plot becomes increasingly cartoonish - if it's intended to be a parody it goes overboard with the cackling villains and unlikely revelations.
Both film versions of the first book are OK, the American one is actually better as it rearranges some of the events for a more cohesive narrative, plus does some necessary trimming to the plot. Also, American version of Lisbeth is probably more book-faithful, the Swedish version is a bit too close to the usual "bad girl".
Of course, there are only Swedish versions of books 2 and 3, in fact better than the books because they have less talking head monologues, but still too much to be truly good.
is it true that in the books the main villain is an evil Nazi white guy who rapes poor PoC immigrant girls, I was told that since it's hilarious how in Sweden in real life the actual opposite is happening regularly
>I can't remember who it was who played Lisabeth Salander in the Fincher version
Only good things related to Stieg Larsson's terrible airport novels is the Fincher adaptation of the first book which was reasonably grounded.
She takes a 9mm or 45mm to the fucking frontal lobe in third or seconjd book and gets buried and SURVIVES LOL