First, a warning. True to the book, this film contains scenes of torture and rape that are excruciating to watch. Some people left the theater at a certain scene that those familiar with the story can probably guess, but, ugly as they are, these sequences are necessary, and I encourage those with strong stomachs to grit their teeth and watch. It only strengthens the viewer's sense of justice, indignation, and vengeance. It is necessary that we share these emotions with protagonists Salander and Blomkvist throughout the second half of the movie. For there to be justice, there must be injustice, and in the end, it’s worth listening to Bjurman say “I think we ended things badly last time” to see Salander pull out a taser and respond, “me too.” That being said, you’ve been warned. After shooting the scene referenced above, the actor who portrayed Niels Bjurman spent the day locked in his hotel room weeping. The shoot had caused him genuine emotional trauma.