The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the last part of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. It starts with Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) recovering from the bullet in the head she suffered at the end of the previous movie, The Girl Who Played with Fire.
Lisbeth’s father, Alexander Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov), is dead but her half-brother Ronald Niedermann (Micke Spreitz) is still after her. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest ties all the loose ends. Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) is still by her side but she continues to refuse any help from him.
While the book version would make you forget about time, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest movie is dragging. This is evident during the long court scene, which explains Lisbeth’s motivations of her actions.
Out of the three books, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the least suspenseful. This is why I didn’t expect the movie to be otherwise. It gives the answers to the questions left unanswered by the previous two movies. If you saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire, then you should definitely the last one.
I tried so hard to enjoy The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest movie but I felt tired while watching it. After completing the Millennium trilogy, I conclude that Stieg Larsson’s works are better read than watched. The books are more gripping than the movies.