The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the second of four installations from the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson. First was The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
Is it good as the first or better? Should you watch the first before this? Read what we think.
What Marcus Thinks of it? His POV
It’s a spider web alright, but maybe it’s a little too perfect. I mean, there is a lot of realism here and then some things that maybe go a bit too far.
I wouldn’t say I was a fan of the first movie. It was okay. So not terribly excited to see this one. But then right at the beginning, boobs, but only for a second. And then some messed up stuff right after that, to ruin the good vibes. We didn’t get to see a boob after that. There is quite a bit of action. When things get moving, they really get moving, but when there’s no action, it just kind of drags on. And the action is good. One of the things I dislike about many movies is how people who are just physically smaller than their opponent can still do damage of a big person. Not so here.
She’s a petite woman and she fights like one. She still has moves, but it seems pretty realistic to me. So, fight scenes good. Car and motorcycle chases, pretty awesome. Have to give those the thumbs up too. The part that was not so real is that everything she planned out seemed to work exactly like she expected. At one part, in the airport, I thought I was watching Minority Report. You know, when the girl who could tell the future was telling Tom Cruise when to turn and when to duck and to open the umbrella? Anyway, I got the feeling our hero could tell the future. Maybe it was the short hair.
They added some good tech to the show too. I wouldn’t say it was all 100% technically possible, but the concepts were good and it was fun. Advanced tech was also part of the main plotline. That part was done well. The story made sense and was fairly easy to follow. The whole emotional development was good too, but that was the slow part.
Overall it was a good movie. You have to be willing to accept sitting there during the long conversations about the problems of the past, but the story and action will be worth it. I wouldn’t say I am excited for more, but after watching this movie, I will definitely watch the next.
What Earth Thinks of It? Her POV
Honestly I kind of forgot how the first movie was like (The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo) but all I know was she was a badass woman!
I was afraid that if I forgot that movie I won’t be able to relate to this second installment to the millennium book series but I was wrong.
I love that they took us back into time to give us a feel of who Lisbeth was in the past and then gave us a quick glimpse of what she is in the present. I like how it set the tone for the entire movie for the audience to anticipate about. Glad they did a fast start because the movie kinda dragged really slow building up the emotional struggles and drama of the main character and even some of the supporting roles around her.
I like the techy parts of the movie and how badass the lead star was, those skills , physical and mental abilities what a strong determined woman! But such a sad life though.
Action scenes were kinda more realistic than any action films out there. You can see her determination . I can feel the drama and emotional torment while watching it which makes it effective and really good. Clair Foy could get an Oscar nomination for this one.
White this movie is a stand alone one, you know the kind of movie you don’t need to watch the first to complete it, I am looking forward to see the next movie, The Girl Who See and Eye for an Eye.
Now, in the blistering thriller THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB, fans will experience an all new Lisbeth Salander adventure that finds this misfit outsider – 21st century fiction’s most original and complicated warrior for justice — in the middle of her most dangerous and personally revealing crusade yet.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB is the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation. The previous books in the series had been adapted into Swedish-language films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a remake of the Swedish film. It became a global hit, taking in over $230 million worldwide.
The studio continues its development of the next book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.
The Millennium Series is a worldwide bestseller, with the four books selling over 86 million copies since their debut.
Columbia Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures present in association with Regency Enterprises a Scott Rudin/Yellow Bird/Pascal Pictures/Cantillon Company production, a film by Fede Alvarez, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Ole Søndberg, Søren Stærmose, Berna Levin, Amy Pascal, and Elizabeth Cantillon. Screenplay by Jay Basu & Fede Alvarez and Steven Knight. Based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, with characters introduced in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series originally published by Norstedts. Executive Producers are Arnon Milchan, Robert J. Dohrmann, David Fincher, Line Winther Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen, and Anni Faurbye Fernandez. Director of Photography is Pedro Luque Briozzo, S.C.U. Production Designer is Eve Stewart. Edited by Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE. Costume Designer is Carlos Rosario. Music by Roque Baños.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for violence, language, and some sexual content/nudity. Released in US theaters November 9, 2018 and November 21,2018 on Philippine cinemas.