Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
The third & final chapter of the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is also the weakest entry in the series which, in its effort to bring a satisfying conclusion to the story of Lisbeth Salander, fails to do justice to a lot of elements and relies way too much on Noomi Rapace's performance to get itself past the finish line.
Based on Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest finds Lisbeth Salander recovering from the events that transpired in the previous film and awaiting her trial for the three murders she was wrongfully framed for. But in order to prove her innocence & secure a better future, she'll need to disclose…
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
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,…
Part of my Double Feature Challenge
I love it that Part Three of the Millennium Trilogy starts exactly where Part Two left off. It is absolutely seamless -- one advantage of retaining the same director/cast and shooting both films at roughly the same time for back-to-back release dates.
Medevac helicopters are flying Lisbeth Salandar (Noomi Rapace) and Alexander Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov) to hospitals; fugitive Ronald Niedermann (Micke Spreitz) is being picked up by the police with regard to several murders. And editor Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) is getting ready to publish his expose on Zalachenko as well as human trafficking in Europe. All is well ... not.
"This whole story has all the elements of a classic Greek drama." ~…
The thrilling conclusion to the Millenium trilogy. The mysterious Section brings all its power to bear to eliminate Salander and Millenium. Lisbeth prepares for her trial.
The series gets more incoherent with each movie. A pudgy reporter conveniently fights off a trained assassin?? And the trial procedure appears to have been invented by someone who's never seen court proceedings before. Or maybe they just do things a lot more laissez-faire in Sweden.
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest still manages to be pretty engrossing despite its substantial flaws.
There were times when I thought this one would never end. It's been a while since I watched the previous films, but this seems to be the worst by a long shot. Just so uneventful.
And where are all the hornets?! people who love hornets, will severely be disappointed.
Plot gets sillier as the story progresses. Entertaining though.
Everything is just so damn intense. If you're looking for true thrillers with real, amazing characters, watch these films. Or read the books. Whichever you prefer.
Marginally better than its predecessor, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and mainly because half the film is in fact a courtroom drama rather than an action packed adrenaline raising potboiler. The action here is restricted to the murder of Zalachenko in his hospital bed (and subsequent suicide of the elderly man who killed him) and the standoff between Lisbeth Salander and her half-brother in the end, with predictable results. I did like Salander's character more than in the previous two films, but I still think the series as a whole is wildly overrated. I wonder whether Hollywood will ever get around to producing the two sequels, because so far they have only done the first film, and I'm not sure they could stir up enough interest five or six years later to draw people back to the cinema to see the follow-ups.
Neatly ties up various story strands from the previous two films. Notable for its geriatric assassins. Wasn't expecting it to turn into a courtroom drama, but there you go.
I think this movie is about as good as it could have been and still follow the books. The third book takes Lisbeth and sticks her in a room for most of the story. Therefore, it was never going to be as good as the first two movies.
raw and dark and so great
Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…
A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.