Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth’s laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.
Directed By: Fede Alverez
Written By: David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson, Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, & Steven Knight
Starring: Claire Foy (Lisbeth Salander), Beau Gadsdon (Young Lisbeth Salander), Sverrir Gudnason (Mikael Blomkvist), Lakeith Stanfield (Ed Needham), Sylvia Hoeks (Camilla Salander), Carlotta von Falkenhayn (Young Camilla Salander), Stephen Merchant (Frans Balder), Christopher Convery (August Balder), Synnøve Macody Lund (Gabriella Grane), and more.
Commentary with Director Fede Alvarez and Screenwriter Jay Basu
Clair Foy: Becoming Lisbeth
Secrets of the Salander sisters
I give The Girl in the Spider’s Web Blu-ray a B+.
I have to admit, I haven’t seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and by no means do you need to watch that film to understand this one.
Lisabeth Salander is one badass woman. I mean she is a hacker, can disappear in a crowd and has driving skills equivalent to Frank in The Transporter. Everything she does is calculated, even down to leaving a cell phone and a club with a person and that person uses the club at the right moment. I loved the fact that Lisabeth also kept people at a distance. I mean she had to right? I think she needs to keep this mystery to her due to the type of business she’s in to stay safe and that allows her to slip in and out of situations.
The cinematography in this film is amazing. If you are familiar with The Evil Dead remake or Don’t Breathe you know Fede Alvarez. I loved how he captured a scene with a camera angle or zooming in or out of it. That alone added to the mood of the film and gave a bigger picture of the scene of which you may not notice otherwise. You could see not only the actors but the actor’s world.
Catch The Girl in the Spider’s Web out on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital February 5th!