Here’s The Lowedown on “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (R – Theatrical – UK)

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Girl in the Spider's Web

or “The Girl that can Never replace Noomi.”

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

 
I have always been a fan of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy…but the American remake left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. So what drew me to this one? I have to say it was the trailer…I first saw it in the theater when we went to see something else and there was an issue with the sound.  I couldn’t hear a thing, but was still mesmerized but that trailer…I had to know what it was. So let’s get the rope and the taser ready as we hack into this movie…here’s The Lowedown:

Cast=5

Aside from Claire Foy, I do not recognize any names…so I give three points for her.  There are some I recognize by their face alone, but couldn’t tell you what they were in.  As such, I cannot award more than five points to start things off

Acting=8

The acting was a roller coaster…Claire Foy and a couple others were amazing but there were others that came off a bit stiff. So with three tens and three five,s I have to take the average…eh I’ll round it up to eight.

Plot=8

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. The plot continues the story and also takes the lead back to the beginning.  But if you have seen the other films, they all kind of do that. I’ll award eight points…

Ending=7

The ending is important for me in all movies…as it should be for most of us.  I am looking for the intensity to be at it’s highest and most of all I want closure.  It kind of falls back on the intensity level, but I did get the closure I wanted from the story. Seven points to Ravenclaw.

Story=9

The story with these films is always really well done. I have one small hitch in that I don’t believe the lead would let someone get the better of her.  it’s not enough to drop the story…just enough to take it out of the high score. I therefore give this a score of nine.

The rest goes to your wife

Favorite Quote: “Someone has to always carry the pain.”

Genre: Thriller

Intense=7

The main thing I want in a Thriller is the intensity needs start a bit low and then build to a high level as the film progresses. The story played out really well and the intensity stemmed off of that. It did not get the chance to build up like I wanted, so I can’t give it full points.  Let’s call it a seven.

Pace=6

The opening scene was great…but then the movie drags a bit until the pieces of the puzzle really come together. I think they could have taken that opening scene and moved it later in the film…that would help the movie build naturally.  Pace gets a six…directly linking to problems I see with the script.

Script=6

What comes in between the plot and the story for me is the script…and I felt the script lacked what was needed to bring what was already a great plot and story to its maximum potential. It’s most direct affect is the pace of the film…the script is needed to flow better of the pace suffers the most.  Six points is all I can give there.

Body condom

Sub-Genre: Suspense

Mystery=8

When it’s a suspense thriller, there must be an air of mystery.  A “who done it” mentality culminating in an epic twist that answers all your questions (I see dead people…get it?).  There was some great suspense with who is on who’s side, but the twist kind of came out too early for me.  I will give them eight points.

Twist=7

“For sixteen years I’ve been watching you. Why did you help everyone but me?” Unfortunately, the trailer spoils the twist…if you know anything about the story you will pick it up right away. Still it was a good twist that I was really looking forward to in the theater.  I could award an even seven points…even though the number is odd.

My Score: 7.1

 

 

 

 
 

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