Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
There's A Storm Coming
After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.
First she's getting tattoos, then she's playing with fire, and now she's kicking hornet nests?
Hey The Girl, why don't you just chill the fuck out? Try a hobby. Maybe build some tiny boats and put them in bottles or some shit. Geez.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed she didn't literally kick a hornet's nest.
Skrillex is a much better actor than he is a musician
This review is for the Extended Version from the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy!
Or as I like to refer to this film as...
Sex, Lies and Video Rapes!
Heavy Police Procedural, Courtroom Drama to Galore! Too many names and faces to remember but that doesn't seem to matter! As interesting as that all is we aren't here for all of the hoopla were here to get our daily fix of Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace)!
She and her co-hort Plague are character's unlike anything we have ever seen before in a serious adult drama! They're original, colorful and refreshing persona's that add spice to an otherwise bland world!
A big compilation of uneventful sequences and a very boring pacing issue pervades Alfredson's take on the Millennium final delivery. Starting from the point in which the second film concluded, the events lead to nothing. It is pretty clear that there was a need to wrap things up. Unfortunately, this attempt culminated in uninteresting resolutions that would have worked better if left to the viewer's imagination. The personality of the characters is either changed for the worse or majoritarily lost, except for Lisbeth, whose enygmatic character is further explored returning to her iconic DVD cover look, which is maybe the most interesting feature besides the climax, which had interesting stuff going on.
Needless to say, the aforementioned personal claimings are,…
I don't blame them for struggling to adapt the third novel. Even at three hours, it's way too complex a story to get into film format. If I hadn't read the book, I think I'd have been confused about the characters -- both good guys and bad.
Still, bow down to Noomi Rapace. Astonishing.
The first of the "Girl" trilogy was a reasonably entertaining 6/10, even if the twists were predictable. The second was ludicrous--digging yourself out of a grave with a cigarette case?!!--and laced with gratuitous, leering, girl/girl sex action, but was at least not boring, a 5/10. Now that our gunshot-riddled heroine is laid up convalescing, it falls to the charisma-challenged Michael Nyquist to tie up all the loose ends of the so-what conspiracy with talk, talk, and more talk. Even after Rapace's wounds heal, all she does is brood and sulk. Well, she does nail her insensate goon of a half brother to the floor, but even that scene falls flat. And the child-rapist Doktor who's responsible for all her woes looks like James Lipton's evil brother; he's one useless, not-scary villain. 4/10
[mid to late Jan]
[continued from Played with Fire review] felt like a couplet as it sort of ties up all the loose ends of Lisbeth's origin story. 3rd was a little boring though because Lisbeth was in hospital most of the time.
Too many plots, so it's easy to get confused among Blomkvist, Berger, Bjurman and Bublanski.
I'm pretty satisfied with the trilogy, but the first remains the most interesting - and one I'd most likely recommend.
A mostly satisfying conclusion to the series. And also quite certainly the film with the slowest tempo of story unraveling, at times it came to a nail biting drag, especially as the events were occurring within the courtroom. My only grievance is that for the amount of story being told the film did drag out a bit too much. But that's just a tiny observation.
If you got this far following the Millennium trilogy then this movie is a must.
Just like the second movie, not as shocking or interesting like the first one. A decent closure for Lisbeth's story. Hope the books are better.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Por mais que seja menos intenso que seu antecessor, o último filme da trilogia Millenium encerra bem a jornada de Lisbeth e Mikael, com direito a cenas de tribunal que, se não são espetaculosas como as de Hollywood reservam pelo menos grandes viradas e dá pro espectador vibrar com algumas decisões.
O sorriso contido, o jeito introvertido de se relacionar tem pé num passado difícil de Lisbeth, mas o filme sueco consegue apresentar uma personagem feminina forte sem cair na pieguice das produções americanas.
Uma grande triologia de histórias contundentes sobre terríveis e monstruosos homens que não amavam as mulheres.
The third and final instalment in the Millenium Trilogy. This is a court room drama and is for me the weakest.
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