Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The film version of the second book in the Millenium trilogy, 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' has opened in Sydney.

As with the first book and film, 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', the second film sheds much of the sub plots in the book concentrating on the main story, the search for Lisbeth Salander accused of three murders.

The second film is not quite as 'edge of the seat' as was the first film but then the second book, in my opinion was not quite a match for the first either. I can understand James' enthusiasm for the film because it does show tantalising glimpses of Stockholm which I enjoyed as well.

Those who come to the second film without having read either book will probably find the second film no more than a mild thriller as it seems to assume the viewer has knowledge of the dense detail that hasn't transferred from Stieg Larsson's books.

Now I better get around to the reading the last of the books before the film version of that opens here, presumably early next year.

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