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
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." ~…
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 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
sehr statisch, kommt auch daher lisbeth die erste hälfte im krankenhaus und dann im Gefängnis festsitzt
film lebt größtenteils von der spannung aufgrund der bedrohung gegen blomqvist
prozess zieht sich etwas hin
aber gut wie das ruder herumgerissen wird (starke verteidigung)
der blonde riese wird recht leicht besiegt. schade.
schade dass man es auch nicht gesehen hat.
schwächster teil der trilogie obwohl alles aufgeklärt wird
I think I only liked this one because I'd read the book. I feel like I would have found it quite uninteresting had I simply watched this movie trilogy on their own instead of watching them as adaptations. Once again it's a very faithful translation from book to film, but feels much more like a TV movie than its predecessors and it feels like they just shot the script without really doing anything with the film-making techniques other than using the cameras. I loved the brickyard scene at the end though, it was exactly how it was in the book and I wish the whole movie had somehow been that exciting.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
I love it when Lisbeth goes into full goth cockatiel attack mode.
God damnit -- and I thought the second one was amazing! If you liked the first two films, I implore you to finish the series out and watch this one. The story reaches the most gratifying climax and despite finishing on a weird note (I wonder if theyre going to adapt the 4th book soon?) I truly think this film is the best of the three, which is rightfully so since it's the 3rd and final installment. Noomi Rapace is stellar as Lisbeth and her character shines in this film especially. Just make it through to the end -- you will NOT be disappointing...you might be a nervous wreck, but not disappointed!
I don't care that Noomi played her first, Rooney was a better Lisbeth in almost every way.
Yes, I only watched the third one. Because I NEED to read this fourth book and this graphic novel is not available at my library. But I just love the way this entire trilogy is filmed. It really brings Stieg Larsson's stories to life.
Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)
Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…