A review of “The Girl Who Played with Fire”

 
 

If you enjoy the books and the first film, you will certainly like The Girl Who Played with Fire. If you’re not familiar with the series at all, you’ll have no problem getting into the sequel. In fact, I find Lisbeth even more likable this time around. And despite some disparaging remarks from men about how she’s not attractive or how Miriam is "a dyke," there is never once a discussion about how Lisbeth can’t be a threat because she’s a woman.

The late Steigg Larsson’s gift to us was a story revolving around a young woman confident in herself despite the world’s insistence that she’s incompetent and out of control. And so far, Daniel Alfredson and his cast and crew have not let us down with their portrayal of one of the smartest heroines ever shown on film. Her bisexuality is just a plus, especially when she’s able to seduce a woman at the raise of an eyebrow and the offer of a place to stay.

As a thriller and an action film, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a winner. And as a film about a woman working through some issues in her life, it comes out on top.

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" is open in select cities now. Enter in a contest to win a trip to Sweden or an iPad at the film’s official website.

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