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The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The final film in the Millennium Trilogy starring Noomi Rapace.

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  • Feb 15, 2011
Of the film adaptations of Stieg Larrson's Millennium Trilogy, this finale is definitely my favorite. Finally, all the pieces of the mystery/conspiracy come together in a totally satisfying, although predictable way. This third film isn't nearly as suspenseful as the first two, but the emotional closure we get as we discover how Lisbeth Salander overcomes her past and the people who have abused her more than makes up for it. As someone who came to this series a little disappointed by how overhyped and formulaic the first film was, I've been pleasantly surprised with how much more character-driven the follow-ups have been. Noomi Rapace is just perfect as Lisbeth. I don't look forward to seeing the American remakes of these films as there is no way that a new group of actors would be able to inhabit these roles as beautifully as done here.
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June 05, 2011
I just saw this and agree. I really liked watching the original Swedish adaptation of this book and not so many parts were missing from the book that I could not enjoy the film. However, I do miss the womanizing Blomkvist subplots, LOL.
 
February 22, 2011
I have yet to see this. I want to read the final book first. I think reading the second book made the second film less enjoyable than it could have been, they cut out nearly every subplot! The first film at least preserved much of the complex plot of the book. Yeah, hype is hype but it only makes me curious as to what the fuss is about. The hype was deserved in Potter and even with Larsson. Less so with Twilight, LOL.
 
February 21, 2011
This is the one I haven't seen yet. I liked the first film, felt the second one needed better direction so I am eager to see this one now. Nice QT!
December 11, 2011
I finally saw this (reviewed it) and I liked it, but my fave is still the first movie.
 
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review by . December 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Endgame to Lisbeth Salander's Saga
Seeing as the American remake of the international blockbuster “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is in the horizon, I figured I should finish my coverage for the films based on Stieg Larsson’s Swedish thriller called the “Millennium Trilogy”. The first film was quite good and raw and while I wasn’t too impressed with the second part of the trilogy “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, I have to say that director Daniel Alfredson had finally found his flow …
review by . October 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
More Like She Ruffled It
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST   Written by Jonas Frykberg   Directed by Daniel Alfredson   Starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist       If there is one girl out there who just keeps getting herself into more and more trouble, it is Lisbeth Salander.   First she goes and gets a great big dragon tattoo on her back and then, despite many lessons to the contrary, she goes and plays with some fire.  Now, I know Lisbeth …
Quick Tip by . October 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'll leave it to the social philosophers of the NY Times to tell us what this movie means (and they have,) I just thought it was a pretty good way to spend Friday night. Here's what I liked: the masterminds are all geriatrics. When was the last time you've seen an 80 year old hit man? It's more a police procedural than a an action flick, and after the bloody business of The Girl Who Played with Fire that came as a blessed relief. Justice prevails and redemption follows. I saw the movie in Seattle, …
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Director: Daniel Alfredson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: October 29, 2010 (US)
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 147 minutes
Studio: Zodiak Entertainment, Music Box Films
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