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Old 06-29-10, 05:44 PM   #1
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"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

Bought a legit copy on DVD off Ebay from Tawain. SO much better than the sequel. Which (again), I thought was good, not great. I still think "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is the best film I've seen so far this year. Highest rating, 10/10. I'd give "Played with Fire" 7/10. This is at least a 9 or 9.5/10. The direction is back on track. I felt it was sluggish in the sequel. Noomi Rapace is absolutely amazing. And the courtroom scene at the end is riveting. I was truly sad to see this story end. And I really hope we see another one someday. Even with a new writer since the original died.
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Old 10-05-10, 10:25 PM   #2
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

Here's the american trailer for "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest"
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Old 10-06-10, 01:03 AM   #3
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Here's the american trailer for "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest"
Thanks for posting this. I have literally been looking for it daily. Nice trailer. I'm so sad there won't be other books/films.
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Old 10-06-10, 10:10 AM   #4
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

I posted in the other thread about watching it this week.

Good stuff. What a great trilogy. I'm stoked to see the extended cuts with ~ an extra hour per film.
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Old 12-20-10, 04:41 PM   #5
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

I would be willing to give the extended cuts a chance, knowing that 30-60 minutes were cut from each, but after seeing all three in a theater, within a day of each other, I found the final two films pathetic compared to the first.

The first thankfully can hold up as a standalone film; the other two are dependent on each other and the absurdity of the plot and characters can be too much. Rapace and Nyqvist are great, though I feel sorry for how wasted they are in the sequels. I just hope anyone who sees the movies and doesn't like them, doesn't write the books off.


I'd rate the series:

Dragon Tattoo: A-
Played with Fire: C-
Kicked the Hornet's Nest: C+
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Old 12-20-10, 04:58 PM   #6
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

I just finished the last book recently--time to start watching the movies.
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Old 12-20-10, 06:00 PM   #7
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

Thanks, Fett. Looks like I'll pass on these.
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Old 12-20-10, 06:28 PM   #8
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Re: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" (2nd "Girl/Dragon Tattoo" sequel)

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I would be willing to give the extended cuts a chance, knowing that 30-60 minutes were cut from each, but after seeing all three in a theater, within a day of each other, I found the final two films pathetic compared to the first.

The first thankfully can hold up as a standalone film; the other two are dependent on each other and the absurdity of the plot and characters can be too much. Rapace and Nyqvist are great, though I feel sorry for how wasted they are in the sequels. I just hope anyone who sees the movies and doesn't like them, doesn't write the books off.


I'd rate the series:

Dragon Tattoo: A-
Played with Fire: C-
Kicked the Hornet's Nest: C+
I agree with you on the order you listed from best to "worst", but not by rating. At first, I thought "Fire" was just o.k. But watched it again recently and liked it so much better the second time. I still think "Nest" is better than "Fire". So, I'd give "Tattoo" an A+ (probably my favorite this year, still need to see "Black Swan", "The Fighter" and "True Grit"), "Fire" a B, "Nest" B +
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