Genre Guesstimation – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2009)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Satu of Fairy Tale Pictures and it is Bestselling/Popular Novel Adaptations.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Bestselling/Popular Novel Adaptations.

“Everything can be documented and I will publish the story.” – Mikael

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 July 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Continues the story of Lisbeth Salander as journalist Mikael Bloomkvist tries to find the real culprits who framed her for murder.

My Take on it – After watching the first two chapters of this film trilogy, I knew that I now needed to finally get to see how it all comes together in the end.

This film is the least satisfying of the trilogy yet still manages to give the viewer enough closure on the events of the entire series.

The action in this film moves along much more slowly than in the previous installments, yet the fact that they rely more on surveillance and investigations still keeps things quite interesting the entire time.

They do a wonderful job tying together the events of all three films which helps give the viewer closure on everything that has happened up until now.

The cast is once again great and Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist are still great as the two leads.

Their chemistry continues to work really well and  keeps things intriguing the whole time.

The fact that this film is less engaging than its predecessors is helped by the fact that it does deliver closure on the events portrayed in the trilogy.

I’m quite impressed that they somehow managed to make all 3 films in the trilogy in one year instead of doing the Hollywood thing by spreading a trilogy out over 3 years.

It says a lot for the fact that they intended to tell a story and weren’t focused solely on the financial aspects of it all.

Bottom Line – Least satisfying of the trilogy yet still enjoyable largely due to the fact that it gives closure to the whole storyline.  The action in this film is much milder than in the previous films and relies more on the surveillance of characters and the gathering of information explaining everything that happened ion the previous two chapters. Rapace and Nyqvist are still great in these roles and it’s unfortunate that this film isn’t more engaging despite the fact that it manages to tie up all loose ends in the story. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Dr. Anders Jonasson was originally named Anders Jakobsson, after a real-life doctor and close friend of Stieg Larsson. The real Jakobsson, however, confronted Larsson’s father and brother about having denied Larsson’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson, a share of the literary estate. In retaliation, the surviving Larssons changed the character’s name. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Still works quite well but the story deviates too mu ch from the previous chapters and this actually hurts the thrills of this film.

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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