Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: Stingingly Good

Oh Lisbeth, how the Movie Slut will miss you! She's followed your journey through three books and now three movies. She believes you are one of the most fascinating characters in modern-day literature and movies. (Depending upon how modern-day and literature are defined.)
In this last installment, you spend much time in a hospital bed after sparring with your evil Dad, who also winds up in hospital. No tears shed for him.
Then, halfway through this leg of your journey, you punch in your piercings, plump up your Mohawk, squeeze into your goth garb and show us what you're made of. Which is not sugar and spice.
The third movie to be based on the late author Steig Larson's Millennium series is a riveting drama, which is all the more surprising since the book took about 200 pages to warm up, inspiring Nora Ephron to write a hilarious lampoon in the New Yorker magazine.
Now, Lisbeth fans must await the American version due out next December and staring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

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