The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest


(2009) ★★★

Film4: Sunday 6 December, 1.10am

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, in a bad way in a Gothenburg hospital. If she recovers, she’ll be charged with three murders in Stockholm. Journalist Michael Nyqvist knows it’ll take more than an article in Millennium to clear her name. And her crazy Teutonic half-brother Mikael Spreitz is still out to get her.

Stieg Larsson’s muck-raking crime trilogy of systematic abuse and corruption draws to a satisfactory conclusion with a series of vile threats and sticky ends. For the righteous and wicked alike. David Lagercrantz is the man continuing Larsson’s Millennium series (the original trilogy was published after Larsson’s death in 2004), which is where Sony is likely to continue if they decide to add to David Fincher’s Dragoon Tattoo remake.

The recently published fourth book is called The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Sony fancy Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander to play Salander, even though Rooney Mara delivered an Oscar-nominated performance in Fincher’s film.

Certificate: 15

Duration: 150min

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