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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

June 15, 2011

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

by: Megan Arnall
Have you seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire and Girl? If not, shame of you, go do it now, then come back and read this review… you’ll thank me later.  

There is a lot going on in this movie…2.5 hours, PSSSHHH, you’ll never even notice it.  Everything really comes together from the first two stories.  You know all of the characters, you know all of the seedy behind the scenes drama going on in Sweden, now it is time for the fit to hit the shan. 

Crazy old men killing people in hospitals, death threats, government sting operations, Swedish motorcycle gangs bent on revenge, a very large blonde man who feels no pain on the loose, Lisbeth sporting one serious mo-hawk, a psychiatrist with a whole lot of issues, a really neat warehouse cat-and-mouse scene, and plot twists and turns galore! Now tell me that doesn’t sound like an exciting movie? Pair that with the beautiful production quality that is characteristic of this series and you will be completely spellbound.

This series was described as “utterly addicting” by the New York Times.  Watch all three movies and revel in the pretentiousness that comes from the watching 7.5 hours of great cinema in Swedish.  And who knows, if we are lucky, maybe a ghost writer will complete the 10 novel series that Larsson had envisioned and delight us with 7 more movies 🙂

PS. The trailer for the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig) is out, watch it below if you haven’t seen it yet.  I’m still skeptical but I’ll definitely be seeing it when it comes out December 2011.

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