If you like Russian-American action movies, then you should see The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
Despite the hype or publicity, I guess the high expectations of many were not met or surpassed. It was also easy to predict as the poster gave away loads of information in terms of what to look out for.
The movie told the story of a young girl who went about fighting for victimized women in the country; it was a simple story anyone could connect with. Lisbeth Salander, who played the girl in the spider’s web, went about the city fighting for ladies, who were victimized or traumatized by their boyfriends or spouses. She would set the women free and make sure they were well settled; the first scene was when she went into the house of a notorious and wealthy man whom the police couldn’t arrest or call to order because of his affluence. He would use prostitutes and not pay them, come
back home and also maltreat his wife. That faithful night, she got to his house, dealt with him very well, and transferred half of his wealth to his wife and the harlot he had beaten to stupor. She became the most talked about girl in the city, and the police just couldn’t trace her where about. The ladies were always very grateful and talked well of her, as she did for them, what even the government couldn’t.
One day things got a little dirty as one of the last jobs got compromised and her life was threatened. She took a job from a simple scientist who his idea got stolen, helped him to get his application back but unknown to her that some terrible group of guys also wanted the same thing.
This movie took a whole different turn when she had to fight head on with her sister she had left behind over 22 years ago. You need to see this movie to see how it played out and how both sisters from two different worlds, had to fight for what they now believed in as the right and only way.
Verdict: This movie deserves a 6/10
I did enjoy the suspense, action and thrill; the location was also good. What I did not like about this movie was the unnecessary dragging of scenes.
So for the action movie lovers, you might want to give this a try and make sure you let me know if you have a better verdict.
Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang and many more
Director: Fede AlvarezRatings: R (for violence, language, and some sexual content/nudity)
Written by: Steven Knight, Fede Alvarez, Jay Basu
Runtime: 140 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
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