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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I do not envy this film. For us film nerds, David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was the definitive take on the character of Lisbeth Salander and the dark, twisted world she lives in. With The Girl in the Spider’s Web, we’re essentially fast-forwarding through all the drama that followed that first film, and are left with what many fans think is an inferior take on the character.

The book on which this is based was the first one not to be written by original author Stieg Larsson, and as a result, there are bound to be plenty of complaints. As someone who only read the original trilogy and didn’t dive into the last two novels, I have complaints of my own — that Lisbeth Salander is less the tormented soul in this one and more of a standard action hero.

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That being said, I can’t deny, my heart was pounding during this trailer, and I can’t help but wonder what yarn will unravel in front of us. Plus, I’m a fan of the director, Fede Álvarez, perhaps best known for his work on Don’t Breathe.

Below is the official synopsis for The Girl in the Spider’s Web:

“Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of The Crown, will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Álvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.”

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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.