December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

February 1, 2011

The Girl who Played with Fire - Sweden (2009)

When it's over, I still think Lisbeth Salander is one tough gal. She's a survivor. You never know what to expect from her and that makes the movie all the more interesting. This film continues two years after its predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. All the cast members return for this sequel along with some new faces and storylines. This time around, it's not about a creepy serial killer or the search of a missing person, but the seedy side of the sex trade. Salander is accused of a mulitple homicide, and Mikael Blomkvist digs deep to try and clear her name. This film isn't as thrilling or as shocking as the first, but worth a look if you've already seen Tattoo and most definitely if you've read the book(s).

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

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