Wednesday, 12 January 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
It’s safe to say that the majority of Monday nights RBC Film Club viewers were in agreement that this movie was if not the best of the three adaptations was very close to it. A very Swedish evening’s entertainment, which was spent on the edge of your cinema seat with a solid build up of tension helped by the music and the way the film, was lit.
I have included, for your information Monday night’s introduction as follows:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. (2009)
Two seriously injured people arrive at the emergency ward of the hospital in Gothenburg. One is the wanted murderer Lisbeth Salander who has taken a bullet to the head and needs immediate surgery; the other is Alexander Zalachenko, an older man who Lisbeth has attacked with an axe.
The strength of these excellent film’s is (1) their tremendous story line with the last book being the best and most informative, (2) the appeal of the main protagonist the anti-authoritarian punk Lisbeth Salander, so well drawn by Stieg Larsson and who has become one of my favourite fictional characters.
Collectively the three film adaptations have generated over $200 million in box office receipts worldwide. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has the highest box office for a subtitled film released in the US since Pan's Labyrinth.