By Emily Exton
October 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM EDT

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are that you’ve heard of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. The late Swedish author’s works have Hollywood buzzing, and production on the upcoming U.S. adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander) is now underway. Why all the fuss? Aren’t these books just about eating sandwiches?

Yes they may eat a lot of sandwiches, but protagonist Lisbeth Salander is still a pretty badass female character (and it’s not just because of her fierce hairstyle). But is she the toughest female movie character of all time? How do you think she compares to the likes of Tomb Raiders‘ Lara Croft, or Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day?

In honor of the release of  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, we’re giving away one ultimate Millennium Trilogy prize pack (which includes copies of all three books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire on DVD, and a theatrical poster of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, signed by star Noomi Rapace), plus 10 copies of The Girl Who Played with Fire on Blu-ray. The prizes are courtesy of Music Box Films, and are available while supplies last. To win, let us know who you think is the ultimate female movie badass, and why. (Here’s our Action Movie Chicks gallery to get you started.)

Want to win? Here’s how to enter:

1. Go to our Facebook page.

2. Click “Like” at the top of the page

3. Find the post on our Wall announcing the giveaway, click Comment, and explain your choice for the ultimate female movie badass. (Note:

Commenting on this post won’t enter you in the giveaway; see the official rules after the jump.)

4. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you via Facebook message to request your mailing address.

The giveaway starts NOW!


Open only to those to whom this or notice has been addressed, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. resident age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Limited to one entry per Facebook account. The first persons to post a qualifying comment on the related post on our Facebook wall ( will receive 1 prize pack containing and the next 10 qualifying entrants will receive a Blu-ray of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, which has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $30. Each contestant must answer the question posed in our Facebook post as directed, or their entry may be disqualified. Where Entertainment Weekly is not the sponsor, it cannot guarantee the availability of any of the items described. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins at 6:30 p.m. ET or EST on 10/28/2010 and ends at 11:30 p.m. ET or EST on 10/28/2010. Entertainment Weekly will contact the winners by Facebook message requesting their mailing address on or before 11/2/2010. Winners will have 24 hours to respond, after which time they forfeit their prize. Employees of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., Music Box Films, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. Anyone who has won a prize from Sponsor or EW during the previous 90 days is disqualified. The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit or eligibility and waiver of liability before prize(s) can be awarded. For a list of winners, visit seven days after the end of this contest.