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Movie Review - The Girl in the Spider's Web

Stieg Larsson died in 2004 but he left behind a series of books, which have been dubbed the Millennium series. It's about an abused, asocial, computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander who teams up with a dedicated journalist named Mikael Blomkvist. Together, Lisbeth and Mikael solve crimes in their homeland of Sweden. Larsson only completed three books. Niels Arden Oplev adapted those books back in 2009 as a Swedish film series. In 2011, David Fincher directed an English-language version of the first book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which did fairly well and was even nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Achievement in Film Editing. There were plans to do two sequels but those plans were dropped.

In 2015, David Lagercrantz published more books based on Larsson's two, original characters. The first is the basis for this film. Adapted by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises) and Jay Basu, the film feels less like a crime drama about reconciling t…

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