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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2009)
"Luftslottet som sprängdes" (original title)

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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

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After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language | See all certifications »

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27 November 2009 (Sweden)  »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£219,259 (UK) (26 November 2010)

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$5,188,972 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Dr. Anders Jonasson was originally named Anders Jakobsson, after a real-life doctor and close friend of Stieg Larsson. The real Jakobsson, however, confronted Larsson's father and brother about having denied Larsson's partner, Eva Gabrielsson, a share of the literary estate. In retaliation, the surviving Larssons changed the character's name. See more »

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Exciting recapitulation of the Millennium trilogy
17 November 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Perspective: I am 25, Danish (thus understanding Swedish) and have not read the books.

The final movie covering Stieg Larssons Millennium trilogy ties all the pieces together and explains the deeper reasons for Lisbeth Salanders unreasonable treatment by society.

Compared to its predecessors, I found the first movie highly gripping for its unique roughness and interesting characters, while the sequel didn't really catch me due to a plain storyline and little creativity. This movie however is back on track, keeping a good pace of events and complexity.

If you have already followed Salander and Blomkvist during the previous books/movies, you will surely enjoy watching how the conspiracy is being unraveled through intense investigations and court trials. You will experience how the opposition crumble beneath Salander and Blomkvists combined efforts at exposing and confronting the deeper reasons for Salanders struggles, and how they piece the puzzle together to clear her name and taking down the shady factions of society.

The movie has a nice level of well thought out detail, but also a several logical breaches. You leave the cinema with a feeling of wanting to know much more about how the initial conspiracy evolved and how parts of the investigation (not involving the key characters) is carried out. This is likely due to the dept of Stieg Larssons books, being impossible to portrait in just 150 swift minutes. This may eventually be a teaser lurking me into reading the books.


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