This list catalogs exactly what the title suggests. Usually, if there is any depiction of oral sex - unsimulated or…
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Fight Fire with Fire
Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation.
The sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and second chapter in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire does lack the brutal intensity, sinister ambiance & sustained thrills of the original and is a definite tumble down the road but thanks to another excellent input from Noomi Rapace, this sequel isn't a complete disaster.
Based on Stieg Larsson's novel of the same name, The Girl Who Played with Fire continues the story of Lisbeth Salander as she finds herself accused of murdering three people & goes on the run to evade arrest. But her path once again crosses with Mikael Blomkvist, who has been looking for her and does everything he can to find her before the authorities.…
Ah, that's too bad. As often dictated by "sequels", the decline in quality had to happen here as well. The project fell into the hands of another director. Consequently, the vibe is completely different, from a cheaper-looking budget, to a more independent style of filmmaking, to less emphasis on the characters and little loyalty to the environment that had been present in the previous events. The connection feels more forced than necessary. The iconic thrills of the past movie have been lost. We are left, then, with a below average crime story with a boring execution and little to remember. Even some ridiculous Hollywood stunts were pulled, like your typical all-muscle, gigantic blond Russian guy with superhuman strength that feels…
Part of my Double Feature Challenge
Very rarely do I rate a sequel higher than the original film in a trilogy, but this is a special case indeed. As I pointed out in my review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace's portrayal of Lisbeth Salandar was darker, crazier, sexier and altogether more the star of the film than Rooney Mara's version. Now, in the follow-up, she takes center stage, nudging to the side publisher Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist). This is The Girl's story and, wow, does she own it.
Let me add that the Lisbeth character is perhaps the grittiest, most complex female role ever conceived for screen or stage. This girl has issues -- deep dark…
Not as good as the first film but still very interesting! I'm interested to see Fincher's remake because I liked his version of TGWTDT better. Overall if you liked the original Swedish version of this film you should enjoy this sequel.
I thought Niki Lauda was from Austria
Feels like a made-for-TV movie, apart from the graphic sex scene. But Michael Nyqvist is terrific.
And what more can we say about Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth? She earns the film a full star all her own.
und das als zweiter Teil
interessant dass die beiden Hauptcharakter unabhängig voneinander parallel ermitteln,
aber sich erst am nach dem Finale treffen.
Not quite as well directed as the first (a change in directors made sure of that), but I still enjoyed this a lot, mostly because of how faithfully it adapted the book. Seeing all of the scenes I'd read about unfold on screen was very fun, but I can see how some viewers might be confused at some parts that are a tad glossed over. The big bad of this installment was also not as threatening as I hoped he would be, due to unconvincing old age makeup. Why they didn't just cast an experienced older actor for the role is beyond me, instead of casting for the younger version (who didn't even have any lines) and then aging him with prosthetics. Still, an enjoyable ride with a good handle on its fast moving plot.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Trilogia Millenium <3
noomi rapace deserved better
Without Niels Arden Oplev's intense and suspenseful direction, Noomi Rapace is left to carry this film entirely on her own. She does a fantastic job, but The Girl Who Played with Fire doesn't quite match the twisted highs of its predecessor.
A noticeable step down in direction from the first....hopefully Fincher will get back on it soon.
WOW -- this was an amazing follow up to an amazing, almost hard to follow up first film. Lisbeth Salander is one of the most fascinating and heartbreaking characters I've experienced in a while. What an ending!!!
After this story played out, I can't imagine there being room for a third.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)