A program that gives control of all the nuclear codes created by a computer programmer, Frans Balder, for the NSA is requested to be taken by Lisbeth Salander as now considered by its creator as too dangerous to exist, in case it ever ended up in enemy hands.
Upon getting the program, Lisbeth finds this program is wanted by rivals, looking to sell it for a higher price to terrorists and she must do her best to keep the program secure as well as protect Frans and his son, who are the key to the program access codes.
This will see Lisbeth need help from her good friend Mikael Blomkvist and see her past return to haunt her.
Director: Fede Alvarez.
Writers: Jay Basu; Fede Alvarez; Steven Knight; based on the novel by David Lagencrantz using characters from the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.
Stars: Claire Foy; Sverrir Gudnason; Lakeith Stanfield; Stephen Merchant; Sylvia Hoeks; Christopher Convery and Claes Bang.
The BMAF Review:
This film is very loosely based on the 4th book of the Millenium Trilogy. That book was created by a new author and this is also something new with Claire Foy becoming the 3rd Actress to play Lisbeth, The girl with the Dragon Tattoo, on screen.
I can only assume that after the David Fincher Dragon Tattoo film starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth didn’t do as well as expected because it just wasn’t as good as the original film trilogy with Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth the studio decides to reboot the franchise by going in with the 4th book, rather than a sequel to Dragon Tattoo.
This film is a solid generic action thriller and Foy makes a good lead but this just not have the same dark and gritty feel of the previous 4 different movies made from the Stieg trilogy.
Some of the sequences are so implausible in this film, especially a large explosion following a fight sequence and some others that will have you scratching year head as to how that was possible.
It’s far too long but if a fan of the character, its worth a watch
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