The Girl in the Spider's Web
 

Director

Fede Alvarez
 

Starring

Claire Foy - Lisbeth Salander

Lakeith Stanfield - Ed Needham

Sylvia Hoeks - Camila Salander

 

What's About?

Lisbeth a super computer hacker and Mikael an investigative journalist find themselves in the web of spies, underworld gangs, cybercriminals, corrupt agents all fighting to get hold of a super computer program called fireWall which can access code for all the nuclear weapons worldwide.

 

 

MGM

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Thoughts

This is a crime thriller directed by a really good director Alvarez. 
It is based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz, which in turn is based on characters in the book series by Stieg Larsson. The film acts as both a soft-reboot and a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as the second instalment in the American-produced Millennium film series. 
I haven't seen the other two parts but I don't think one needs to in order to follow this movie. Claire Foy takes over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara. The movie is really well-directed flows with the right pace and character development was spot on. The twists and turns are expertly controlled which genuinely makes this movie enjoyable to watch. In Foy, we have a brilliant actress who really carries the role of Lisbeth. What I really liked about Foy is how she played the fine balance of Lisbeth being. Badass vigilante judge, jury and executioner while at the same time we get to see her feminine gentle and softer side too. We also saw Lisbeth having her own demons which she needs to face up to as they have been in shackles and she isn't really fully free from her past. Lisbeth has to face the biggest villain of the whole franchise which really herself and her source. Foy does a brilliant job of navigating through all these emotions, fears, anger while still kicking the ass of the baddies. In closing a really enjoyable film which I recommend all to go and see.

Script  4/5

Acting  4/5

Directing  4/5

Music  3/5

Excitement 3/5

Value for money 3/5

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Thoughts

I was disappointed that Rooney Mara did not play Lisabeth this time. I thought Claire Foy is too bland for this kind of female role. But I was wrong. Claire Foy was even icier than Mara. Very bland male roles in this movie made Foy and Hoeks really stand out.  Even though this part of Millenium was not written by Stieg Larsson, the story was still involving protecting the scientist who invented a computer program which can control the world's nuclear power. Lisabeth needs to steal the program, save the scientist and deal with her family problems at the same time. This is a handful, but she can deal with everything and still be cool about it. The thing I like most about this character is that it shows the woman as an independent figure, which is smart, fast and brave. There were few scenes where Lisabeth showed her human side, but this only made her look more realistic. The rest of the cast was okay, nothing special, any of the actors didn't catch my attention for longer than 10 seconds. The final of the movie was satisfying, most of the questions were answered. I just regret 2 books out of the Millenium series were skipped. I am not sure if was it because of author's death or maybe the new writes is equally good as the original one.

 

Script  4/5

Acting  4/5

Directing  5/5

Music  4/5

Excitement 4/5

Value for money 4/5

Who to go with? Just go, it's good with anyone.

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