The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 18545

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 13

Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2018

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/05/2019

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Fede Alvarez

Actors: Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Sverrir Gudnason, Stephen Merchant, Sylvia Hoeks, Cameron Britton

Plot: With Millenium Magazine facing an uncertain future, journalist Mikael Blomkvist is handed a story involving Frans Balder, a computer scientist who chooses to help his Autistic son, August, despite being warned by several agencies about danger involving a hacking collective known as The Spider Society. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant hacker with a troubled past also has connections to the society, something Blomkvist takes advantage of. Both will find themselves entangled in a web of deceit and danger involving hackers, corrupt government officials and spies. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/05/2019

While all the pieces are here to make a great addition to the Dragon Tattoo series... I still can't wrap my head around why they didn't stick to the original plan. Sure, David Fincher's version cost more and didn't make as much as one would expect - but it wasn't a total disaster, either. Re-casting the leads here, Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason take over as Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist just muddles things further. The plot is interesting, the effects are cool but I can't help but think of what may have happened instead. Fede Alvarez had even less luck than Fincher and I have a feeling this is the last of this excellent series we'll be seeing on the big screen.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/30/2019

I honestly wish they let David Fincher do whatever he wants and not f**k him over. I mean, there are redeeming qualities in 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web' with the cinematography and Claire Foy doing her best as usual. At least they tried.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/15/2019

Convoluted mystery thriller about hacktivist Lisabeth Salander crossing paths with a ruthless group of cyber-criminals and competing government agencies. The plot is mainly a series of double-dealings and espionage concerning a MacGuffin whose importance is often explained with confounding exposition. Claire Foy (The Crown; First Man) acquits herself well enough for the part, appropriately playing it cold yet not entirely dispassionate. I will admit that I hadn't read the Millenium book series nor seen the earlier trilogy of film adaptations. Perhaps it would had helped make me less confused or more interested in what was happening.

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