The girl in the spiders web reparto

The girl in the spiders web reparto

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I wondered many times if the gore we got to see in the previous films had been lost, because coincidentally this film is an adaptation of the fourth book in the saga that is no longer written by the original author of the first three Stieg Larsson. Instead it is written by David Lagercrantz. Added of course to the choices of its director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe 2016).

I don’t think you need to see the previous films to enjoy this one. Although it does allow you to connect some things so there are no loose ends. Among them her relationship with Mikael Blomkvist, which on this occasion seemed more casual than passionate. The age difference of these two characters is not as stark as in the previous books or tapes. She seems older than him.

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Alvarez, who finds himself with a new challenge climbing the Hollywood pyramid, imposes his skills. This is not another of his personal projects like Don’t Breathe, but that doesn’t mean he’s on autopilot. He merely brings the assurances he usually has under his arm as a director and storyteller, and his approach comes in when he manages to break free of the usual Millennium essence. Structurally, one half of the film is made up of action sequences that respond to Alvarez’s fine direction and suspenseful construction. The camera and the story move confidently and offer memorable bits that keep us glued to the seat, such as the excellent escape from an airport and a climax of direct action and varied ideas. For all that the film’s intentions are less than ideal, Alvarez makes the most of them, and even manages to deliver a light-hearted follow-up to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, even if he speaks in a completely different language. Asking about the nature of the proposal, it’s unclear whether he wants to continue the narrative or start from scratch, but the film is firm with its tone and genre, and under all odds, finds arguments to make both work.

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This is the fifth film based on the successful book series: while the Swedes adapted the three parts of the book saga written by Stieg Larsson and taken up by Lagencrantz after the author’s death, in three films starring Noomi Rapace, in the United States David Fincher tried to start the saga with a first part starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, but it was never continued.

Sverrir Gudnason, who plays in this version the tormented journalist Mikael Blomkvist – already brought to life by Craig and Michael Nyqvist in the Swedish adaptation – considers that «it will be a dark and very exciting film, full of action» and that «fans of the books will like it».

On the other hand, Sylvia Hoeks, who lands in «Millennium» after participating in «Blade Runner 2049» to give voice and face to Lisbeth’s sister, praised the director’s work because «he dares to show cruel death and greed».

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The most relevant fact with respect to previous adaptations is that, for the first time, it is not based on a novel by Larsson but by the writer chosen to continue his work, David Lagercrantz. But the film contains other curiosities that are worth discovering.

-The accent.  In this adaptation, shot in English, Lisbeth had to have a Swedish accent. Claire Foy was practicing with William Conacher, the same diction tutor who helped her speak as Queen Elizabeth in the series The crown, but she only had 10 days to study it.

-The other Salander.  One of the attractions of the film is the presence of Lisbeth’s sister, Camilla, played by Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049). In the film they have some scenes together, which does not happen in the original novel.

-LisBond Salander?  Critics have highlighted the coincidences of this chapter with the Bond saga, from the sophisticated opening credits, to the car she appropriates or the theme of the film: taking over a computer program that allows access to the world’s weapons arsenals.