The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Sofia Ledarp, Georgi Staykov, Mirja Turestedt|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Original title||Luftslottet som sprängdes|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, April - LOVEFiLM Picks, April New Releases, Kick-Ass Chicks, Latest Watch Online films, Nordic Drama, The Girl, The Millennium Series|
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
|Run time:||2 hours 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Apr 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The third and final instalment of the Millennium series clears a few things up, as we find out more about Lisbeth Salander.
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5 Stars! Amazing!By SarahJayne (2 reviews) from Sheffield , 25 Nov 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]The final instalment in Steig Larsson's Millenium triology is nothing short of perfection and the film adaptation isn't too bad either. Usually I hate any film which is an adaptation from a book but this one is done really well and this final book/film is just above and beyond with tension, twists and turns! I really wish there were more to come. Lisbeth is fighing in this film to clear her name as mentally disturbed as well as recovering from being shot, buried alive and beaten. Noomi Rapace plays her amazingly I find it hard to believe another actress is out there that can better this performance (good luck Hollywood). I recormmend this film to everyone, go out and enjoy the genuis that is the girl who kicked the hornets' nest!!!!!
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Needs to be watchedBy olddown (5 reviews) , 06 Dec 2012Not a patch on the other two In fact I rate them in chronological order The first is almost as good as the book, but by the third the book is in a different league - read it!
the end of the storyBy davsato (8 reviews) from Fareham , 23 Nov 2012not boring, but lets say the least exciting and slowest of the trilogy. but if youve seen the other two youve got to watch it to finish the story!
Slightly frazzled finale!By tigerpeony (4 reviews) , 23 Oct 2012Not the finale I expected though still good. Having the lead stuck in a hospital bed was tricky and reduced the power that Lisbeth Salander had in the previous films.
However, the overall style of all the trilogy stayed faithful to the books and I had to watch every moment to the very end. Definitely better than the Hollywood remakes, there was and is no need for them.
Must SeeBy TheMountainMan (8 reviews) , 13 Oct 2012Part 3 and the final part. Suffice to say the ending is exactly as it should have been. Last 15-20 minutes had me going a bit but all good in the end. Superb trilogy. Need to get the books now just to compare. A must see.
Hornets' wings clippedBy droog (56 reviews) from Lingfield,Surrey , 16 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The final part of the triology I expected to fizz and then boil over into an exciting,violent finale, but due to the demands of the plot, and the physical helplessness of Lisbeth, it was not to be.
However, what was achieved was the exposition of a complex plot which unravelled the truth of how an uncontrolled wing, 'The Section' ,of the Secret Service, was able to operate outside the law and the government and take measures to protect and be a law unto itself. Because of 'The Section', a violent Russian defector,Zarachenko and his misbegotten German son,an Aryan blonde Niedermeyer, are able to go around Gothenburg killing opponents. From the previous film, we know that these characters are Lisbeth's father and half-brother but there is no love lost between them.
The plot in '-Hornets' Nest' is therefore driven by journalist Blomkvist who, this time, has the police onside. The film still grips because of the plot's complexities but its impact is lessened as there were few set pieces of explosive violence. The exposition drove the narrative. We were engrossed with the wheels-within-wheels plotting that Lisbeth's return to fighting fitness after having bullets extracted from her head was hardly given prominence. It was she who had stirred the hornets' nest and I wanted her to destroy it completely. Her recovery and Michael Blomkvist's progress towards exposing the very bad guys should have been given equal space plotwise so that the various plot strands could have converged into a exciting climax. Because of this imbalance, the film rather petered out,although it was good to see the old feisty punk goth,Lisbeth, doing a Douglas Fairbanks routine near the end of the film.
Unfortunately, rather a weak ending to the triology. However,the films did pose the question of whether or not Governments would allow a rogue section of amoral thugs to do their nefarious things to protect the nation's security. All this may be going on here, but,because of the cult of secrecy surrounding such activities,it's unlikely the people would ever know.