Thursday, October 28, 2010

To Queue or Not to Queue - The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)

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I reviewed 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' a while back and...I liked it.  I thought the plot was a little far fetched and the way everything came together just didn't quite feel right for me.  However, 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' definitely hit for me.  The storyline had some small parts that were far fetched but I thought they fit much better into the plot and the storyline of Lisbeth.  

You don't get quite as many internal revelations about Lisbeth and why she is who she is, but you get some tidbits about her past that paint the picture a little clearer about how she ended up as she is.  We learn that she is a lesbian because of her hatred/fear of men and that prevents her from having a true normal relationship with a male.  But I digress.  The plot worked better than 'Dragon Tattoo' in my opinion and I really enjoyed this film.  Check it out.  


  1. Nice. I liked this movie a lot also. I had some issues with the plot though, just didn't quite flow right for me. It seemed like there were some parts missing from the Secret Police investigator, Michael and Lisbeth, particularly as they were trying to tie things back together. Maybe I just don't like the idea of a mindless brute character, but the blond guy didn't do a lot for me. Overall, I found this to be worth my time, and I look forward to checking out the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest before seeing how the American versions of these movies shake out.

  2. I think what made the difference for me, was that I thought the plot was somewhat outlandish for the first movie, so seeing that gave me a different mindset going into this one. That helped me like this one a lot more, and I am more excited for 'Hornet's Nest' after this one than the first one. Fincher's version should be very interesting for sure.