THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (MA15+)
LOST IN TRANSITION FROM HACKER TO ATTACKER, US, 114 MIN
The return of Lisbeth Salander, the avenging hacker of author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium books (and a number of excellent movies), turns out be a bit of fizzer. The real bug in the operating system of this average movie is the misguided attempt to reinvent the stoic anti-heroine as a franchise-friendly action spearhead. Lisbeth (played by a sorely miscast Claire Foy) might be a lot of things, but Jason Bourne with a laptop and a lot of stunts to execute she most certainly is not.