After reading the novels some time ago, I finally got around to seeing 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' this weekend.
The back-cloth is a gloomy Scandanavian landscape that oozes brooding melancholy. The heroine is an ass-kicking, ferociously clever, heavily tattooed-and-pierced punk girl who rides a motorcycle. And the hero is a principled investigative journalist on a mission to expose big business and Neo-Nazis (in fact so was the novel's author).
The plot of course is complete tosh - but then that goes with the thriller territory.
What's not to like?