The Girl Who Played with Fire is the second movie based on the second book of the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I have not read the second book yet and I was a little disappointed that the first movie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, showed briefly why the book has the title it does. Ryan was able to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at SXSW (review here) and I saw it months later with John after I had finally finished the book. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is still playing at an art theatre near me in Dallas, so it definitely still has an audience in theatres. It will be released on DVD July 6, 2010. The Girl Who Played with Fire continues with the two main characters Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Mikael Blomkvist (Micahel Nyqvist). Synopsis:
“In the highly anticipated second installment of the Millennium Trilogy…
Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behavior makes her an official danger to society – but no-one can find her anywhere.
Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before she is cornered and alone. As he fits the pieces of the puzzle together, he comes up against some hardened criminals, including the chainsaw-wielding ‘blond giant’ – a fearsomely huge thug who can feel no pain.
Digging deeper, Blomkvist also unearths some heart-wrenching facts about Salander’s past life. Committed to psychiatric care aged 12, declared legally incompetent at 18, this is a messed-up young woman who is the product of an unjust and corrupt system. Yet Lisbeth is more avenging angel than helpless victim – descending on those that have hurt her with a righteous anger terrifying in its intensity and truly wonderful in its outcome.” copyright Music Box Films
I love how they had continuity with the first full trailer for The Girl with Dragon Tattoo. In that trailer, we had ink dispersing in water, and in this trailer, we have fire used in the same way. Love it!
The Girl Who Played with Fire is in theatres in a limited release July 2, 2010.