The Girl in the Spider's Web

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ (2018) Movie Review

I can’t say I’m always in the mood for an action crime drama, but every once in awhile one tickles my fancy. When I first saw the trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, I was instantly intrigued so I jumped at the chance to review it. Did it deliver the goods?

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is based on the novel written by David Lagercrantz. The film was directed by Fede Álvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) with a screenplay by himself, Jay Basu and Steven Knight. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Ole Søndberg, Soren Stærmose, Berna Levin, Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon; with Arnon Milchan, Robert J. Dohrmann, David Fincher, Line Winther, Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen and Anni Faurbye Fernandez as executive producers.

Claire Foy (The Crown) brings to life the iconic role of Lisbeth Salander in the next exciting chapter of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Along with Salander stars Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs. McEnroe), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) and Stephen Merchant (Logan; Hot Fuzz).

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Synopsis for The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Claire Foy stars in a new Dragon Tattoo story as Lisbeth Salander, the highly-skilled vigilante from the acclaimed Millennium book series. Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials, as they race to rescue a dangerous program capable of global destruction held by shadowy figures linked to Lisbeth’s past.

Wow, this was not what I expected. This film was instantly entertaining from beginning to end. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more female empowered action film than this one. Great story, badass characters, and brilliant special effects.

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Lisbeth Salander is utterly brilliant and probably one of few unconventional heroes. She delivers an award winning performance and does the franchise proud. I loved her personality, style, and ability to kickass. She stole every scene and left a memorable taste in your mouth.

The cinematography and special effects stood out by far and helped create a visually stimulating experience for the viewer to go along with a intensely action driven story. I also like that they’re not over done. No crazy CGI scenes.

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All of the special features are great especially for those who like to see behind the scenes stuff and interesting facts about the film. Some of the features include:

  • Feature and Deleted Scenes Audio Commentaries with Director Fede Álvarez and Screenwriter Jay Basu
  • Four featurettes:
  • “Claire Foy: Becoming Lisbeth”
  • “All About the Stunts”
  • “Secrets of the Salander Sisters”
  • “Creating the World: The Making Of”
  • Eight Deleted Scenes

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a Columbia Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presentation. Sony Pictures Entertainment released it on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, February 5. We highly recommend you check out this film if you love pulsating action films with a killer female lead. You can’t go wrong with this one!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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