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 trilogy becomes just average with the third movie. The major problems I had are the deus ex machina like computer hacks which solve every problem and the lack of interesting character development. The second half of the movie consists in one big courtroom scene which lost all the initial suspense of the first movie.
I found The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest to be a proper ending to the Millennium trilogy, not a perfect ending per se, but I thought it was a suitable way to complete the overall story. A little bit off course from the last two films but I still thought this was a pretty well done series of films and the first is undoubtedly the best. There is less focus on action and Lisbeth’s antics and it’s more or less Mikael’s turn to save the day in a courtroom drama setting, trying to uncover a conspiracy that points the finger of the law at Lisbeth for catching a triple homicide wrap.
I like how the style was carried through…
While Lisbeth is for sure the main topic of the second and third books/films, the character is relegated to watching from the sidelines while Mikael tries to save the day. Her dwindling presence coincides with the series becoming less and less interesting; Lisbeth Salander is why people read these books and watch these films--not Mikael. And such, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is a little bit of a slog to get through as we're taken beyond the governmental red tape to navigate a political web of lies and cover-ups.
It's difficult to review this one without ruining much of the second film for those of you who have yet to see it, so forgive me for keeping the plot details sparse. Suffice it to say however that the final film in the Millennium trilogy is a worthy bookend to a highly entertaining series.
This film is a bit more subdued than the first two in regards to action, but there is a government conspiracy, a handful of murders and some solid courtroom drama to be found as well as even more revelations into Lisbeth Salander's mysterious past. Once again the transition from film to film is seamless (with the same director tackling the last two films), and all the…
Picking up right where The Girl Who Played With Fire left off to round out what ultimately became an unnecessary trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest largely sidelines its title character to pursue subpar political intrigue and courtroom drama. In fact, for much of the film, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) simply refuses to speak to anyone, and beyond being a somewhat inexplicable part of the plot, I frankly couldn't blame her.
A really good conclusion to the original Swedish trilogy. Really want to see this book and the second book, The Girl Who Played With Fire, made and produced in English and directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.
Epictastic is my rating.
I wouldn't say these sequels have been outright disappointments for me, but neither of them came close to living up to the brilliance of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' This one is ... okay. Well-made, I guess, but very uneventful. For the first half of the movie, Lisbeth Salander quite literally does nothing except lay in a hospital bed. It sucks that such an awesome character is given so little to do. The movie is focused almost entirely on Blomkvist, who (while not a bad character) is not particularly interesting.
Well-acted, but otherwise kind of a bore.
big improvement over played with fire. still very different from the book but not hard to watch.
Sinds vandaag maak ik deel uit van de website Filmblogs.nl. Nostra van De Filmkijker stak deze site in elkaar met als bedoeling filmbloggend Nederland en (een beetje) Vlaanderen te verenigen op 1 filmblog-website. Ik ben dan ook heel vereerd dat ik deel mag uitmaken van dit selecte clubje. Ik bevind mij in goed gezelschap en lees dan ook regelmatig posts van collega-bloggers die op de site staan. Langs de andere kant betekent dat natuurlijk ook dat ik de lat, die bijzonder hoog ligt voor mezelf, nog hoger moet leggen en nog meer mijn woorden moet wikken en wegen om toch maar die juiste zinsconstructie uit mijn toetsenbord te toveren.
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Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…