Feature Name: The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is one film in which there’s a lot happening on screen but it fails to create much impact.
It’s based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz, which in turn is based on characters in the book series by Stieg Larsson. Hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) is hired to retrieve Firewall, a program which has confidential information about nuclear weapons, from the US intelligence. She is hired by the creator of the program, Frans Balder (Stephen Merchant) as he fears that it might be misused. Lisbeth gets the program but it is soon taken away by a deadly gang named ‘Spiders’. There are many twists and turns that ensue in this crime thriller.
The script is weak and incapable of holding your attention for long. It is also very convenient as most of what is shown is very hard to believe. Sure, it does have some really good and well-executed action scenes but that’s about it. The overall film disappoints. We have seen many better action masala films.
Claire Foy is not very convincing. Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist is pretty good. Sylvia Hoeks as Camilla Salander delivers a decent performance. Christopher Convery as August Balder is super.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web fails to impress you because of its weak story. We give it 2 stars with no kink.