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.
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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.
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.
like a better episode of The Killing... but still just TV Drama.
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Here's the thing with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, it starts exactly where the last on leaves off and things are intense, really intense. The whole film is like a race against the clock, and I kept me interested and enthralled throughout. Like my review for the previous film I won't talk about the plot because I think this series is really good and shouldn't be spoiled. The previous two movies have been thrillers while this one is more like a courtroom drama, we follow Mikael gathering evidence (which is suspenseful at times) while Lisbeth is looking forward to time in prison. There's so much characters in this that its hard to follow everyone at all times which…
This was one hell of a trilogy. I watched the first one years ago, then watched the remake, then watched 'Played With Fire' and this in very quick succession.
This whole trilogy is like one long movie. It experiences unfortunate pacing problems as a result of being edited as 3 separate entries, but overall it is consistently great. If you liked the original-original, you should see the trilogy.
P.S. This movie features a chase sequence that is pretty realistic... and totally awkward. It is easily the most awkward chase I've ever seen and I love it.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It was the third film in the trilogy.
This 2009 Swedish thriller is directed by Daniel Alfredson, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, and the finale of the ‘Millennium’ trilogy. The film stars Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom, Micke Spreitz and Georgi Staykov.
With Lisbeth Salander (Rapace) and Alexander Zalachenko (Staykov) in hospital recovering from critical injuries inflicted on each other form their dramatic confrontation hours before, a group known as “Section”, operating from within the Swedish Security Service, decide that they need to silence Zalachenko and Salander to prevent dark secrets coming out dating back to the cold war.
As Salander is still due to go on trial for murder, ‘Millennium’ magazine…
The conclusive chapter to the Millennium trilogy and again, much different in tone to it's predecessors; this time a much more dramatic fare than a thrilling one.
Unfortunately, neither of the final two parts quite live up to the standards set by the first - the curse of the trilogy strikes again.
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.
- Citizen Kane
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- The Sixth Sense
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- Hobo with a Shotgun
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- The Advocate for Fagdom
- Albert Nobbs
- Angels of Sex
These favorites are films with GLBT content that I'd recommend so far.