The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Since I have read and reviewed all three books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and seen and reviewed the other movies, I had to go see this one. It did not disappoint!

TGWKTHN picks up where movie #2 left off. Lisbeth Salander is in surgery to remove the three bullets from the attempted murder of the previous movie. She is still a suspect in the attempted murder of her father, Alexander Salachenko. Her half-brother, Ronald Niedermann, is at large and remains determined to kill her. Lisbeth allows Mikael Blomkvist’s sister, Annika Giannini, to represent her. Much of the action takes place is Lisbeth’s hospital room, where she is held securely while recovering.

When Lisbeth’s recovery is complete, she is brought to a jail cell in Stockholm to await her trial.  She is subject to interrogations by the prosecutor Ekstrom and by her tormentor/psychiatrist Dr. Peter Teleborian.

As with the other movies, much of the action in TGWKTHN has been shortened and/or condensed. There is really too much in the book to fit into even a two and a half hour movie. But the filmmakers have once again done a good job of recreating the feel of the books.

Now we have the American movie version of the trilogy to look forward to. It is filming now and stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer and Robin Wright. It is scheduled for a 2011 release. Hope it’s good!

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy Deluxe Boxed Set: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Plus On Stieg Larsson


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