Lis­beth goes all

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - SUNDAY MAGAZINE - ★★★

“News is the best drama on tele­vi­sion be­cause it’s real.” –

Fede Al­varez

Claire Foy, Sver­rir Gud­na­son, Lakeith Stan­field, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Cameron Britton, Stephen Mer­chant

115 min

16 LSV

RUN­NING TIME: CLAS­SI­FI­CA­TION: RAT­ING:

THE AD­VEN­TURES of Lis­beth Sa­lan­der, the in­trepid punk-goth hacker made fa­mous in Stieg Lars­son’s Mil­len­nium se­ries, con­tinue in

The Girl in the Spi­der’s Web.

The film-mak­ers take a heroic, ac­tion-packed, hi-tech ap­proach that emp­ties out some of the orig­i­nal­ity of this unique fe­male hero­ine.

In­stead they point the movie at a rather dif­fer­ent kind of au­di­ence from the first trio of Swedish movies and David Fincher’s 2011 re­make The Girl With the Dragon Tat­too.

It is based on the book by David Lager­crantz that con­tin­ues the se­ries af­ter Lars­son’s death.

There is a new back story for Lis­beth that soft-ped­als the orig­i­nal one of mul­ti­ple rapes and abuse. Other dis­con­cert­ing changes should test the loy­alty of the se­ries’ fans,

Lis­beth Sa­lan­der (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pic­tures’ THE GIRL IN THE SPI­DER’S WEB.

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