The Girl In The Spiders Web
November 9, 2018

I had only discovered The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy within the last few
years and was an instant fan of the Swedish films starring Noomi Rapace and
Michael Nyqvist as Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, respectively. The
three films were extraordinary and really brought those characters to life. The first
book was also brought to life as an American film starring Rooney Mara as
Salander and Daniel Craig as Blomkvist. Mara and Craig really did their
characters justice and are great actors.

The Girl In The Spider's Web is a new novel written by David Lagercrantz to finish
off where Steig Larsson's three novels had left off. Larsson had been working on
s forth novel in his series but passed away before it had been completed. Both
are brilliant writers and Lagercrantz was able to continue Lisbeth Salander's
story going. She has become the character that so many young women could
love like their own super hero of sorts.

I became so fascinated by Lisbeth that I started listening to the audio books
while I was working or on the go. I've been really looking forward to film adaption
of The Girl In The Spider's Web since it was announced. Although I was a little
skeptical when I found out that they decided to bring in actress Claire Foy to
portray Lisbeth and hearing that the film would not follow the novel as closely as
the previous films had.

Over the weekend I saw it was playing near my apartment and after being holed
up in my apartment really sick from the recent nearby fires bringing smoke, ash
and allergens down to my neighborhood. I was very excited to go see the film
and went to the 8:20pm showing. My eyes were glued to the screen for the whole
film. Claire Foy really did an amazing job at continuing the saga of Lisbeth and is
a great actress. Despite hearing that the storyline had been changed a bit from
the book it actually was pretty close. The story follows Salander as she is hired to
get a computer program back from the NSA for it’s creator and ends up getting
tangled up in the web of the Spiders, a terrorist group that subsequently resulting
in the death of the program creator. Salander and Blomkvist must protect the
man’s son and get him back to his mother safely. In the process Lisbeth
discovers that her estranged twin sister Camilla is behind this and she has
taken over where their father left off.

This has to be one of the best films I have seen in a long time. I'm really hoping
that they do a film for The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye and The Girl Who
Lived Twice and keep Claire Foy as Lisbeth. The latter book is available for pre-
order and I'm stoked to see what happens next.
I highly recommend The Girl In The Spider's Web.
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