The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Viewed – 15 April 2011  Blu-ray

So we come to the final installment in the much acclaimed and iconic adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, where following the dramatic conclusion of The Girl Who Played With Fire, we find Lisbeth Salander recovering in hospital under Police observation awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her Father.  At the same time hot-shot Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (the excellent Michael Nyqvist) is gathering evidence to clear her name.  To say I was looking forward to this is an understatement, and although I had my reservations about the last movie, it still kept me gripped enough for me to want to find out what happens next.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

Viewed – 20 November 2010  DVD

I was certainly a big fan of the last movie, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first part of Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed Millennium Trilogy, which introduced me to a new iconic female hero in the shape of tragic, gothic computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace).  That movie’s plot involving the disappearance of a girl only hinted at the dark past of Lisbeth.  However this follow-up, involving an investigation into sex trafficking, exposes much more of what makes Lisbeth tick, and is therefore more revealing when it comes to her character. 

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