The Girl Who Played With Fire
To be fair, the only time a girl ever plays with fire is when she's firebombing her cheating ex- boyfriend's vehicle.
And while the girl in this mystery isn't exacting revenge on an old flame, she is lighting a fire under someone's ass.
When computer hacker Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace) is accused of murdering a journalist covering a sex trafficking story, she finds herself eluding authorities and a cicatrized face from her past.
Coming to her aid is her old lover Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), a colleague of the deceased, who not only wants to help Lisbeth but also finish his associate's investigation.
The sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire is as thrilling and unsettling as its predecessor.
Despite the fact that Lisbeth and Blomkvist's relationship is hardly mentioned, much is revealed about the formers' traumatic upbringing.
Besides, hackers aren't the ones killing journalists?bloggers are. (Green Light)
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Flickan som lekte med elden is a movie starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, and Lena Endre. As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to...
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Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation.
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The Girl Who Played With Fire
The saga continues, with Noomi Rapace once again spellbinding and compelling as the character Lisbeth Salander in this second installment of the Larsson trilogy. In this film, the confrontation with the sinister and mysterious crime boss 'Zala' takes place. We learn that 'Zala' is the code name for the Russian defector Alexander Zalachenko, who had defected to Sweden during the Soviet Era. It also is revealed that Lisbeth is his daughter, and we see the flashbacks of the time at the age of 10 when she tried to kill him by burning him alive because of what he had done to her mother. That is why since then he has had terrible facial scars and walks with a cane, burning with fury and hatred towards her. In this film for the first time we meet Lisbeth's original guardian, Holger Palmgren, a kindly man played very well by old-timer Per Oscarsson, who is now 83 years old but still working! My goodness! It seems like another lifetime, and doubtless it was, when he appeared in all those Ingmar Bergman films! No one will ever forget him playing chess with Death. In this film, early on we see Lisbeth living in a very expensive and grand apartment in Stockholm, with very little exposition about how she could afford it. There is simply too much background information from the novels to cram into the three films. And since in the first film, Wennerstrom was only given token mention, they could not here make up for that and explain the Wennerstrom Case in retrospect, and thus make it perfectly clear how Lisbeth hacked all that money from his accounts, and why it was OK for her to do it. So people who have not read the books will just have to be left dangling on a number of points, including that one. Nor is it really clear in this film that Lisbeth has inherited her mother's apartment but doesn't need it and that is the reason she gives it to her friend and part-time Lesbian lover, Miriam Wu, with terrible consequences for Wu when people go there looking for Lisbeth with violent intent. In this film we get an advance peek at the evil Dr. Teleborian, played by Anders Ahlbom, who will become important in Part 3. In this film the evil Nils Bjurman, played by Peter Andersson, is finally killed, and good riddance to him. But it isn't Lisbeth who 'dunnit'. Lisbeth's terrifying giant half-brother Ronald Niedermann comes into his own here, with his strange condition of 'congenital analgesia' so that he feels no pain. He is very well played by Micke Spreitz and looks just right for the part. A character like that is not at all easy to cast. In this film we see a lot of the wicked Gunnar Bj?rk, played by Ralph Carlsson, but his importance will only become clear in Part 3, which is devoted largely to the Swedish secret service and its corrupt rogue elements. Michael Nyquist as Mikael Blomkvist and Lena Endre as Erik Berger continue to develop their characters well and build the story. The Vanger Family have dropped out of the story now because that is all over. (I see that the Americans have decided to cast Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vanger in their Part 1, which is a good choice.) Daniel Alfredson has done another good directorial job here. I wish we saw a few more Stockholm scenes, as it is such a beautiful city and we barely glimpse it in these films. There continue to be many grim and violent scenes in this story, which will disturb some people. Zala, played by Georgi Staykov, looks perfect for the part, and strangely, his farm and buildings as portrayed in the film are precisely as I saw them in my mind's eye when I read the books. Zala's makeup, featuring the burns, is something of a triumph by the makeup artist!
I decided to go all-out and give myself the full Millennium experience by watching the TV miniseries (9 hours in total) over the space of three nights. As a result, these reviews are of the extended, three-hour editions of each film rather than the condensed, theatrical two-hour versions.
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is a highly effective sequel that avoids the usual 'second film in a trilogy' syndrome. It's full of action and intriguing plot twists, and it takes hold of the original's storyline and builds and expands on it in a decent way.
I wouldn't say it's better than the first film - it lacks the novelty of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, and it's very slightly less emotionally fulfilling - but it's nevertheless a superior piece of filmmaking. Bring on the third!