History YMMV / TheMillenniumTrilogy

10th May '16 2:22:15 PM Berrenta
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* SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.
10th May '16 2:21:46 PM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue.
** The book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.

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* ItGetsBetter: SlowPacedBeginning: The book gets off to a slow start, with a lot of infodumping about Blomkvist's legal troubles in a story that's supposed to be mystery. This thread doesn't get picked back up until the very end, causing EndingFatigue.
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EndingFatigue. Meanwhile, the book's whole first half cuts between Blomkvist and Salander's stories seemingly at random, making it quite a relief when they finally join forces. It's likely that Larsson would have done some editing to make it flow better if he'd lived.
3rd May '16 6:19:32 PM aye_amber
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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.

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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.
3rd May '16 2:21:38 PM aye_amber
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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.

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* AwesomeMusic: The score by [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] and Atticus Ross for the 2011 film qualifies, not to mention the cover of [[Music/LedZeppelin Immigrant Song]], performed by [[YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]] during the opening credits, or the other cover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEsA6BSsWc Is Your Love Strong Enough?]], by his wife Mariqueen Maandig.
3rd Mar '16 7:41:39 PM DrOO7
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* HilariousInHindsight: Eva Green and Lea Seydoux were among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth, five years after the former and 4 years before the latter would play a BondGirl opposite Daniel Craig.
27th Jan '16 1:13:24 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Mikael is basically a idealized self insert from the author who's wonderful at his work and gets all the ladies. His lover goes on to describe him as "the best sexual partner she's ever had" (and she's had a ''very'' active sexual life) with his only flaw in bet being ''just too heterosexual'' (ie. not receptive to the idea of a triangle with her and her husband). He at least is a NonActionGuy, even a DistressedDude sometimes... but in the second book he gets to effortlessly neutralize the monstrous ImplacableMan Ronald Niedermann, against whom many people were completely ineffective and who proceeds to kill ''two policemen'' who arrive to arrest him after Mikael leaves. Lisbeth may be a case of JerkSue.
21st Jan '16 9:03:54 AM Jayalaw
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* HarsherInHindsight: At the beginning of the novel, Blomkvist says that he is going to talk with Dag and Mia's families about the publication of Dag's books, to get their opinion. In RealLife Larrsen's family was much less considerate about the manuscripts, publishing them without his partner's consent.
16th Oct '15 10:18:51 AM Tianzi
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* CanonSue: Mikael is basically a idealized self insert from the author who's wonderful at his work and gets all the ladies. Lisbeth may be a case of JerkSue.

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* CanonSue: Mikael is basically a idealized self insert from the author who's wonderful at his work and gets all the ladies. His lover goes on to describe him as "the best sexual partner she's ever had" (and she's had a ''very'' active sexual life) with his only flaw in bet being ''just too heterosexual'' (ie. not receptive to the idea of a triangle with her and her husband). He at least is a NonActionGuy, even a DistressedDude sometimes... but in the second book he gets to effortlessly neutralize the monstrous ImplacableMan Ronald Niedermann, against whom many people were completely ineffective and who proceeds to kill ''two policemen'' who arrive to arrest him after Mikael leaves. Lisbeth may be a case of JerkSue.
17th Sep '15 1:28:35 PM Dragon101
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* CompleteMonster: Besides the Vangers, the other two books have Zalachenko, a Russian agent who took refuge in Sweden. Because of his high importance to the government, Zalachenko was allowed to do anything he wanted. His favorite activity was abusing his wife. He would often torture or beat her in front of their daughter. The last time, he beat her so bad he left her with severe brain damage, which resulted in his daughter, [[spoiler: who we find out is Lisbeth]], burning Zala alive in retribution. Surviving with hideous wounds, Zala became the leader of a powerful human trafficking ring where girls were forced into prostitution. Having many, many women sold into sex slavery or killed when their value diminished, Zala also had multiple murders committed by his [[TheDragon nightmarishly powerful son]], and when he found out his daughter's location, he spared no expense to murder anyone in his path to torture her to death himself.

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* CompleteMonster: Besides the Vangers, the other two books have Zalachenko, a Russian agent who took refuge in Sweden. Because of his high importance to the government, Zalachenko was allowed to do anything he wanted. His favorite activity was abusing his wife. He would often torture or beat her in front of their daughter. The last time, he beat her so bad he left her with severe brain damage, which resulted in his daughter, [[spoiler: who we find out is Lisbeth]], burning Zala alive in retribution. Surviving with hideous wounds, Zala became the leader of a powerful human trafficking ring where girls were forced into prostitution.prostitution (he abandoned a more lucrative career as a drug dealer for this profession; it is thus strongly implied he is in this job [[ForTheEvulz out of spite]]. Having many, many women sold into sex slavery or killed when their value diminished, Zala also had multiple murders committed by his [[TheDragon nightmarishly powerful son]], and when he found out his daughter's location, he spared no expense to murder anyone in his path to torture her to death himself.
29th Aug '15 9:20:11 AM gunslingerofgilead
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* SpiritualLicensee: Not the entire film, but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY4f_83t_rw opening credits]] to the 2011 American version are extremely reminiscent of the title sequence to a Franchise/JamesBond film, complete with surreal, sexual imagery and a dark, thrilling lyrical song. Bonus points since the American version stars Creator/DanielCraig.
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