Luftslottet Som Sprängdes * Daniel Alfredson (2009)
The third part of the Millenium trilogy comes with many titles. The original title translates as “the air castle that blew”, but the English title is “the girl that kicked the hornet’s nest”. The Dutch title means simply “justice”, the German title “forgiveness” and the French title translates to something like “the queen in the normal air castle”. However we again got the theatrical version, the film is quite a bit longer than the previous two. It is also a more interesting part than the second one and whereas you can watch parts one and two as separate films, there is no need to watch the last part without having seen two, since it simply starts off where two stopped. Part three holds the middle between a thriller and a law thriller, since the larger part of this last film is about the court hearings of Lisbeth who has been framed for a couple of murders in part two and fears to be taken back in by the system that corrupted her in the first place.
“Luftslottet Som Sprängdes” makes a descent closing of an alright trilogy. I am not entirely sure why this trilogy became so popular. Perhaps because the books were? The films are certainly entertaining, but no masterpieces, not even on the scale of Swedish film. They are certainly no waste of time though and recommended to people who enjoy Scandianvian crime thrillers.