Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

After much delay I finally got time to sit down, pull up Netflix, and watch the third installment of "The Millenium Trilogy" before the American release of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This movie out of all of the Swedish films got the least love from critics for its lack of intensity almost like it was a let down. The film follows the story of the book which if you find less intriguing that is not the movies fault. I found this to be a fantastic conclusion to the whole series. The film sums up everything that has gone on with the characters even still leaving it open ended to imply story goes on. Everything is concluded but at the same time everything is not. It is hard to explain. Noomi Rapace gives a riveting performance as she did in the two previous films and this film seems to focus on to other sides of her character which we did not see before. Yes, this film is less intense but if you enjoy courtroom dramas and long to see what happens to these characters you should love this movie. The characters are just so intriguing and what happens to them is so intense. I do not think I could ever get enough of these stories and it is very unfortunate that Stieg Larrson, the author, has passed. The new American film is good but unfortunately does not hold up to the Swedish film and in my opinion every Swedish film is better then the David Fincher remake, I am excited for the future American sequels but they will not hold up to the fresh performances and direction found in the Swedish films. This movie is awesome but make sure to watch the previous films first. This is the final chapter of an intensely great story and the way it ends in its final minutes is so perfectly and artfully concluded.

5 out of 5 Stars

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