Monday, November 1, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire [****]

I FINALLY got to sit down and watch The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second installment to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Decidedly, not as good as the first. But still good. It flirted a little with over-the-top this time around. And over-the-top action flicks don't sit right with me. In fact, they annoy the hell out of me unless done ridiculously well. Anyway, the best part about this sequel is you get a satisfying girl-on-girl scene between Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Miriam Wu (Yasmine Garbi). That's right! The Swedes had the courtesy to write a Swedish/French speaking, bad-ass Asian into the plot. Not to mention there's a little martial arts, too! If you're in the mood for some martial arts, queer, criminal, mystery, action flick, I highly recommend The Girl Who Played with Fire (after you've watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, of course). Lady gives this one four stars out of five.

Stream it with Netflix!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so fond of Lisbeth Salander.
    Both the books and the films are great!
    I love the Lisbeth/Mimmi couple.