The description promises a plot. It lies. At least it features Noomi Rapace's Lisbeth Salander much more than Blumqvist. Of course, for the sake of the non-plot, the movie has to make her completely stupid in one scene in order to further the non-plot.
The movie does look nice, though, and the locations were full of personality and seemed well thought out. All the performances were good. One of the villains makes no sense and reminds me of the kind of henchman in every Bond film.
It's a shame that the film loses the thread. The plot about exposing a sex trafficking ring at the highest echelons of power was promising.
Awesome, this movie is the second installment of the Millinium Series. Watch after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then follow this with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. EPIC.
The original title of the film is Flickan Som Lekte med Elden.
The Millennium Trilogy continues with the action-packed thriller The Girl Who Played with Fire. This time the plot is intricately tied to Lisbeth and her backstory. When Lisbeth Salander is implicated in a triple murder that’s connected to a sex-trafficking exposé Mikael Blomkvist’s magazine is working on, he attempts to clear her name. While there’s a lot going on in the story, it ends up being a bit underwhelming. And the filming style seems to be more sexually explicit than the material requires, or at least it’s more exploitative. Yet despite some changes in style and direction, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a solid entry into this dark and gritty series.
Wonderful the whole series is worth watching
Not the movie the book deserves. The story is very long and this film could not handle to tell it correctly, it feels a bit disconnected. It is a bridge film, the sequel you have to watch for you to get the worth-watching third movie. Read the book, it is a masterpiece and will make more sense.