Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Movie Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire
In a previous post, I reviewed the book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. Please refer back to these for greater detail. All three works are by deceased Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
In The Girl Who Played with Fire, we still have the same primary characters of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Mikael is involved in assisting researchers who are attempting to expose a human trafficing ring of monumental proportions, that involves many well-known, government officials.
The research intersects with Lisbeth Salander in that her father, the one she tried to torch as a kid, is one of the kingpins of the trafficing ring. And she's not finished with him.
As with all three books/movies, it just always seems to get really really complicated and dangerous. For a good portion of this story, Lisbeth is wanted in connection with three murders. Did she do it? You'll have to watch/read to find out.
The film is rated R...and it's a good hard R. Rated R for lesbian sex scenes, a recap of some of the rape scenes from the first movie/book (in flashback memories and during court proceedings), nudity, language, violence, the rape of a forced prostitute from the human trafficing, and adult themes/subject matter. It's a murder, mystery, crime, suspense, thriller all rolled into one. Once again, not for kids.