End of Swedish Cult Hit

Dragon tattoos, playing with fire, and now messing with hornets. That Lisbeth Salander is one bad mamma jamma. The heroine of deceased Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of suspense/action novels, and now films, is not exactly what Americans picture as the typical Swedish blond bombshell (see Swedish Bikini Team of ’80s Old Milwaukee Beer commercials). She’s more Euro trash, with tats, piercings, short black hair, and plenty of punk attitude. In the last installment of the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Salander, played again by Noomi Rapace, is smart and fierce, just as likely to hack your bank account as she is to douse you with butane and light your ass on fire if you cross her. If you haven’t seen the previous titles, you won’t know what we’re blathering about, but hurry up and rent them. The Hornet’s Nest screens at 9 p.m. Friday at Miami Dade College Tower Theater. Fans of the trilogy who are depressed it’s all coming to an end will be pleased to know Larsson penned three-fourths of a fourth book and is said to have drafted outlines for a few more before his death in 2004. With the success of the Swedish franchise in Europe and the States, and with American remakes in production, we’ll bet on those books and films getting done.
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