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." ~…
It might be unfair to compare the film to the book, but it's going to happen.
It's been a while since I read the trilogy, but I seem to remember it painted a much bigger picture about the international sex trafficking trade than the films do. I understand that the film makers want to cut certain things out in order to make a comprehensible movie with a linear plot, but this one is long and slow enough to have included at least a few more conversations about the subject.
Otherwise, this installment, much like the one before it, depends heavily on Rapace's performance. And she pulls through. She carries the weight of the story and the film beautifully, but I would have liked more development of the other characters and stories. Still, I can't stop thinking about it.
Lisbeth Salander gets a closure and some justice for all the wrong done to her throughout her life. And she still kicks butt! I still think Sweden could most like have had some other actor who would have been more Kalle Blomqvist than Michael Nyqvist, but he kind of grows on you... Worth of the time definetely! Just wishing there was more...........
Assim como nos livros, o melhor da trilogia.
Só queria começar já elogiando o trabalho de Noomi Rapace que trouxe uma Lisbeth que cresce a cada filme tanto em personalidade e como personagem, conforme vai ganhando mais atenção e importância na trama, sem perder os traços característicos que compõe a personagem. Sem dúvidas um trabalho difícil que se mal interpretado, e mal dirigido, comprometeria a obra inteira.
O restante do elenco se mantem fiel ao que já havia apresentado nos filmes anteriores. Inclusive, é estranho assistir um filme de uma língua com a qual se tem zero familiaridade, é muito difícil perceber nuances e entonações nas falas. E o tom sóbrio do filme às vezes torna um pouco difícil essa…
Se o filme anterior é um pouco desorganizado esse é bastante bagunçado e sem ritmo.
The final battles for 2 hours. It's okay, justice wins and all. However, this and the second are on a different level than the first one. More like a tv series. Not bad, actually quite enjoyable, though.
We saw the first one just because it was on when we had some free time; the second one because it happened to be on at a convenient time when we were in the cinema’s café – although my partner had liked the first one more than I did, neither of us thought much of the second. This is the third of the adaptations of the Stieg Larsson books and we went just because we had seen the other two – and it turned out to be the weakest of the three. Like the other two it looks and feels like a TV detective story – it would be OK on TV, but I expect more from a film. It’s…
A great conclusion to a gripping trilogy, past demons are delt with as Lisbeth is on trial for murder. Enjoyed the trilogy very much highly recommend if you like a good crime drama.
All-in-all a duller affair than the previous instalments all playing out like a slowly ripped-off plaster. Performances are good though.
Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…