Friday, November 5, 2010
A brief movie review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (2010)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)
Director - Daniel Alfredson
147 min; R
Noomi Rapace - Lisbeth Salander
Michael Nyqvist - Mikael Blomkvist
I'm not going to spend a long time on this third installment of the series, but I am happy to say that this film is much much better than the second (The Girl Who Played with Fire: http://randomthoughtsbymatt.blogspot.com/2010/07/movie-review-girl-who-played-with-fire.html). Considering how horrible the second feature was, that isn't saying a lot, but this one does hold up just fine and answers all the questions we could hope to have spoon fed to us. The plot is absurd enough throughout all three films, especially in subtitles, that it is a welcome thing to have much of the plot broken down nice and easy for us. You may recall my high praise for the first in the series (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: http://randomthoughtsbymatt.blogspot.com/2010/07/movie-review-girl-with-dragon-tattoo.html) and once again we have the main characters back doing what they do best.
Do yourselves a favor and see the first film. If you like it then watch the second begrudgingly, and then finish off the series with a well made and decent finale.