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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third installment in the series that was begun by The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and continued in The Girl Who Played With Fire. Like the previous two movies, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is based on a popular Swedish thriller by the same name. The story revolves around the life of Lisabeth Salander, a young hacker with a patchy past and ferocious attitude.

The film picks up directly where the second film left off, with Salender in the hospital after being shot. Her father was the shooter, and as the film progresses it becomes clear that Salander and her father are being targeted by former government officials who think that they possess secrets from the Cold War. As the movie opens, Salander's friend and sometimes-lover, the journalist Mikael Blomkvist, is arranging for his sister to be her lawyer, as she will shortly be coming up for trial for murder.

As this all begins, violence breaks out at the hospital, leaving Salander's father dead. Salander herself is saved by Blomkvist's sister, but there are still plans afoot by dark government forces to silence her. Salander begins to act to save herself when she is given a smuggled phone and allowed to access her hacker contacts. Salander has always been a person who trades in secrets and plays things quite close to the chest, and now all of the secrets she held are being blown wide apart.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is fast-paced, full of very slick fight sequences and very dark. Like the other movies in the trilogy, it is not light watching, and some of the violence was considered over-the-top by concerned reviewers. However the plotting is tight, and this movie takes its place in the trilogy as a very satisfying conclusion to a long and wild ride.

| 2009 | 2 hr 27 min | 7.3/10 | 60/100
Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin
Daniel Alfredson
Produced By
Soren Staermose, Jon Mankell

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