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Friday, November 5, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)
Written by Jonas Frykberg, Steig Larsson (book)
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson

lisbeth salander is framed for a triple homocide. crime thriller things happen.

This was good.  It was interesting and well-paced.  

Returning to kick ass in a superlative way is Ms. Rapace as Lisbeth.  She enters the film looking like she's had some time off to think and eat (and yes, woman, I know you disagree) but her core is no softer and her performance of this excellent character is not to be trifled with.  Ditto Nyqvist/Blomkvist (though in his own special way).

While procrastinating writing this, I had the opportunity to think more about it.  I enjoyed this, but I wasn't floored by it.  This is a competent mystery-action-drama, but it's not much of a follow-up to the first film and I sincerely hope--and I've also been led to believe--that it's more in the adaptation than the source material. 

The Woman
i liked the first one better. that is not to say this wasn't good. it was. it just didn't have the mystery aspect. i also didn't like how nyquist and salander didn't work together in this. they only come together in the last scene. she is a pretty kick ass chick. i can dig. i also can't wait for the next installment.

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