“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (2018)

If you want to compare this film to either version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you will be let down. This jumbled and uneven story just doesn’t feel like a Lisbeth Salander story; it feels like someone trying to copy what came before, but not understanding what originally made it so effective. Claire Foy is a decent replacement for Rooney Mara, but the writing doesn’t do the character justice, as she’s turned from a complex character, to a generic vigilante heroine. Its attempts at making a more mainstream film mean it’s insanely sanitized; you simply don’t feel as mucky and violated as you do with the other films. On its own, it’s watchable. Compare it to its predecessors and it’s a total failure.

Rating: 2/5

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