The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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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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26 June 2010 | siderite
8
| Final half of the second story
I will not call this a third part in the Millennium series, since it starts exactly where The Girl Who Played with Fire left off and continues with the same story. However, if the first film was a classic mystery thriller and the second film was more of an action thriller, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest goes in the direction of a political thriller. Spies, government agencies, covert operations, etc. It successfully explains things and closes all avenues opened by the first two films.

I have to say that I felt the movie both unreal and gratifying. Trained with US films about shadow agencies that kill anyone stand in their way, I found the Swedish counterparts meek and overly cautious. But what version is the more realistic one, I have no idea. So, yes, it felt strangely different from American thrillers, but it also made sense. Clearly it has a refreshing point of view on the matter.

Bottom line: I guess there is little purpose in watching this film and not watch the other two preceding it in the trilogy. And since you liked the other two, you should see this one as well. I enjoyed it, it explained everything that was left unexplained and everybody got their share. Of course, there is still room for another Micke and Lisbeth story, but clearly with a new plot.

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Release Date:

12 November 2010

Language

Swedish


Country of Origin

Sweden, Denmark, Germany

Filming Locations

Fiskargatan 9, Soedermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,737 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$5,190,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,276,335

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