Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest

Original Title: Luftslottet som sprängdes

Starring Noomi Rapace and Mikael Nyqvist

Directed by Daniel Alfredson

Release Date:

November 27th, 2009 (Denmark)

October 29, 2010 (US)

The Last part of the trilogy. Spoilers Ahead for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl who played with fire. But, as Henchman 21 said in The Venture Brothers, "Who comes in to the last part of the trilogy without having seen the first two?"

Picking up moments after TGWPWF, Listbeth clings to life after her father Alexander Zalachenko shot her. Recuperating in a hospital, Lisbeth is soon brought up on charges of trying to murder her father and is at risk of going back into psychiatric care under the watchful eye of Dr. Peter Teleborian. As Salander's friend Mikael Bloomkvist works to aid her, a shadowy organization deep within the Swedish government moves to 'take care' of Lisbeth once and for all....

It's sad to see the story of Lisbeth Salander end; author Steig Larsson died of a heart attack on November 9th, 2009, leaving behind the Millenium trilogy . Larsson never got to see his three novels shoot to the top of the Best Sellers list across the world, while the wolrd became fascinated by the social outcast and dedicated journalist. If you've never read these novels, read them.

Now, on to the film itself. Taking out certain sub-plots does wonders to move the plot along without slowing down the excitement; besides, the screenwriter keeps the reactions/aftermath of certain moments from the novel in the film without losing sight of the main plot: Lisbeth Salander Vs. The Section. Once again, the acting is top notch from Rapace and Nyqvist as Salander and Bloomkvist. It will be quite interesting to see the difference in David Fincher's 2011 remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Rating:  * * * * 1/2 of 5

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