Lisbeth Salander Returns To Big Screen But Probably Needs To Stay On The Page

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is a film adapted from a novel written by David Lagercrantz who has continued the series first created by the late Stieg Larsson.

Claire Foy takes on the role of genius computer hacker and vigilante, Lisbeth Salander. It was a decent enough casting choice.  I was not so impressed with this version of Salander’s  friend and former lover, Mikael Blomkvist, played by Sverrir Gudnason.

Fede Alvarez is the director who delivers an unfortunately average cinematic experience. It could have been worse.  The criticism from professional film reviewers is well-deserved, however I was relieved that I didn’t end up hating it. I wish I could have enjoyed it more

There seems to be some problems with the editing of the film. Also, the relationship between Salander and Mikael was not explained all that well.  In the initial trilogy, Lisbeth was on trial for murder. She also endured some very significant abuse in her childhood and has a very complicated background.

The film was not a complete disaster, but it was a long way from a triumph.


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