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'The Girl Who Played with Fire' is a second part of "Millennium" trilogy and a sequel to 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', and it's released in the same year as original, which is kind of strange if you ask me, because we are talking about two movies here and not two episodes of some mini-series. Anyway, my expectations were pretty high as i expected this sequel to be just as good as the original was. Unfortunately, that didn't really happen, original remains "untouched" in terms of script, acting and quality in general as this sequel falls short, unable to accomplish those things on the same level.
The story is set one year after the events in original, Mikael Blomkvist is back at work for "Millennium" newspaper and Lisbeth Salander is drifting around the planet. I'm not gonna go in-depth with the plot and the script of this sequel, but it doesn't even come close to the level of the script used in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', it has several holes, it's not nearly as intriguing as the first one was, it basically follows the regular procedure with a twist or two, nothing compelling or memorable. Casting wasn't as good as it was in the first movie, other than the characters that are already known from the first film there was no one that made something good happen, they usually just appear in the frames without putting on any real performance, and i'm also talking about main villain and his henchman too. Atmosphere was also a notch lower than it was in the original, music still isn't improved and used better. The landscape that decorated the photography of the first movie isn't the part of this movie, the events mainly happen on the ordinary places like city streets.
Don't get me wrong, this movie is still fairly worth watching, its content is basically interesting if you generally like thrillers, but don't expect the rerun of the original in terms of substance of the script and quality film-making in general, because that's not gonna happen, at least not in this movie...
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