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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." ~…
This final chapter is not as infuriatingly incoherent as the previous one but is even less interesting, with very little tension and few surprises. Besides, it also lacks that chemistry between the two leads, who are once again barely seen together.
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I watched all three of these things this weekend and came away convinced I knew Swedish. Also they kind of blow but in a superficially watchable way so like, not the worst way too many hours I've spent on something.
The third instalment of the Millenium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest dives further back into Lisbeth Salander's past and gives us a slight idea into why she is the way that she is. As interesting as this could be it ultimately ends up being the story's major weakness. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a fantastic movie, mainly down to the mismatched leads, their chemistry and the intriguing demeanour of one of cinema's most fascinating characters, however by picking away Salander's layers we remove that mystery that ultimately made her so great. At the start of the movie she spends a lot of time in a hospital gown and it is only when she gets her…
Alternative title: The film that made me punch the air and go "yesssss, you had this coming, you utter bastards!"
(Alternative alternative title: The evil gang that really needed to have fewer members and/or a better back-up plan)
An excellent trilogy. There was no need for there to be English-language remakes made by Hollywood, with big name stars. Cinephiles simply need to learn to read subtitles. Though in the example of, so far, David Fincher's remake of the first film of the trilogy, he did an excellent job, it was also absolutely unnecessary: Film goers simply need to grow up.
Although it's even less dark and suspenseful than either of its predecessors, it works as a solid enough conclusion and the court scenes are extremely satisfying.
A disappointing end to the trilogy; while the plot is fresh and made for a fine bookit costs the film its' biggest assets, with Lisabeth Salander spending much of it near-silent in a hospital bed and thus unable to command the screen with a similar effect on Noomi Rapace's chemistry with Michael Nyqvist. It's not bad exactly despite being a bit flabby in places but it is a disappointment after two strong entries.
Pretty much share the same thoughts as The Girl who played with Fire; this gives us a satisfying ending to the series and creates courtroom drama worth watching; overall the series peaked with its first installment and followed up with 2 successful and enjoyable sequels; where one might have hoped for each installment to elevate into higher standards.
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