Monday, August 2, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire

First she was a damaged badass with a dragon tattoo and now she is back and playing with fire (soon she will be kicking hornet’s nest). The second film in Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is helmed by a new director and does not play quite like the first film. It is less crisper and tells a more complex story, although most is tied together in the end. Here Mikael is now involved on a case involving a sex ring with two other journalists. Soon, they are murdered along with Lisbeth’s probation officer and she is cast as the main suspect. Now on the run, she collaborates with Mikael in efforts to clear her name. Although this installment takes awhile to get going, I think I enjoyed it more than the first one due to some preposterous plottings in that film. Lisbeth continues to be a fascinating movie character and I look forward to the conclusion of the trilogy at end of the calendar year.