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.
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,…
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!
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.
like a better episode of The Killing... but still just TV Drama.
Taking off directly from where the second film ended, the momentum is kept really well in this final and concluding chapter of the Millenium saga. All the intense and fatal events that transpired in the first two are now culminated in a battle for justice that is to be settled in the court room.
Before entering those doors, however, we take part of an electrifying psychological game, where our heroes are in constant danger and the villains always out for blood. Chief antagonist Alex Zalachenko is a very menacing character, whom regardless to his brief appearance and physically crippled state, evokes great fear and unrest in us, for what he's capable of doing (and already have done) to Lisbeth and…
Weakest installment of the series, saved only by the delicious court room scenes. Definitely love Noomi Rapace, but can understand how and why it will be difficult to adapt the second and third films outside of a Swedish media context.
The Film That Mopped Up the Last Film's Mess.
Final installments in trilogies are always faced with the unenviable task of loose end tying... and that is especially true here. Our nihilist heroine, Lisbeth, is hospitalized and/or emprisoned through the lion's share of this chapter, leaving Mikael Blomkvist to work his writerly mojo in order to exonerate her. Ergo a new shadowy conspiracy by another shadowy group of old men (Sweden appears to be the retirement capital for bastardly seniors).
While all the films have a vibe of restraint that keeps the action on the chillier side, the pacing and deliberation of this entry lets things fall waaaay below a simmer much of the time.
Lisbeth's moment and court and the aftermath make for a somewhat satisfactory coda to her tale, but we're left with a desire for a lot more terse ass kicking.
It was good to relive the history written in the book. Not as good as the first one but it's still very enjoyable.
I rarely don't finish a movie but after the first 45 minutes I just couldn't go any longer. I just didn't care. Once the setup was done it was like I know where this is going and its all for brutality's sake.
BOTTOM LINE: I'm over corrupt politicians - I know they exist but I'm sick and tired of hearing about it in every fictional way possible.
This wasn't bad, not as good as the first instalment (again). Lisbeth's makeover is kick-arse, though.
Conclusão bacana, mas meio forçada.
I think this movie fails from the same standpoint as the second film of the trilogy does.
There is very little on screen time between Lisbeth and Mikael together. I thought that's what made the first film so successful, their chemistry.
Then they are barely together the next 2 films. It's like he put it in the wrong hole in the first film and now she won't give him the time of day. I hate when that happens.
The girl who got raped and who gets her ass kick.
I liked this one the least out of this trilogy. It was still good though. The story had me confused for a little bit because of all the things I had to keep in mind throughout the movie. I got the main bits but the nitty gritty details, I was not able to understand them. A little boring in the beginning but picks up pace about half way through this 2hr 20min movie. I always like seeing the bad guys faces when they realize that they've lost.
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
- Inglourious Basterds
- Hobo with a Shotgun
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
On Facebook last night, I discovered a picture that was relentlessly amusing. It read 'replace one word in a movie…
- The Advocate for Fagdom
- Albert Nobbs
- Angels of Sex
These favorites are films with GLBT content that I'd recommend so far.
Not yet on Letterboxd: "Birthday Cake" (2013)