Saw “The Girl Who Played with Fire” at the Boston Common. I had seen mixed reviews for this movie so I did not know whether I purchased a ticket for a gem, or a dud. I did not realize this movie was a sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” until the movie started. Since this was a well made sequel to a movie I enjoyed, it was closer to a gem than a dud.
The movie is in Swedish with English subtitles. I don’t mind subtitles as long as the movie is well made which this movie definitely is. Although far fetched at times, the storyline is interesting, suspenseful, and fast paced with plenty of action. The movie relies on storyline, character development, and plot with very little CGI. It does run over two hours, but the time passes quickly, and you won’t be bored. All the characters gave fine performances as best as you can ascertain with a subtitled movie.
If you enjoyed the original, or just like an action packed, suspenseful movie, put this on your “to see” list.