Archive for Mikael Nyqvist

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Okay, I’m gonna come right out and say it – I don’t have a lot of love for the Mission Impossible series. If it’s action-packed espionage spy thrillery stuff I want, then I’ll watch the Bourne trilogy. I don’t think I’ve seen the first M.I. film since I rented it on VIDEO. Mission Impossible 2 soiled my eyes and mind with its awfulness. Heck, I haven’t even bothered catching up with Mission Impossible 3. So, why the heck am I reviewing Ghost Protocol? Because I love you, that’s why. Continue reading

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

A simple question hangs over David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – What’s the point? After the critically lauded adaption of Stieg Larsson’s multi-million selling Millennium trilogy, do we need another version of the franchise? Is the investment of a major Hollywood studio and the level of talent that brings enough to justify its existence?

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Cult Film Corner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Posted in Cult Film Corner, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

So we find our way to the third movie in my Cult Film Corner hacking special – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist) is a brilliant journalist for news magazine Millennium. Opening in court, where he is charged with libel after being set-up in his latest investigation into corporate corruption, Blomkvist is convicted of libel and sentenced to three months in prison. His reputation in tatters, he resigns from Millennium and wonders what to do with his career until he’s approached by the lawyer of the powerful Vanger Group. Mikael is invited to meet with former head of the Vanger Group, Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube). There Blomkvist is told of Henrik’s niece, Harriet, and how she disappeared on one fateful day in 1966. Henrik believes that Harriet was murdered, and every year after her disappearance for his birthday he has received a pressed flower from a different place in the world, taunting him. Henrik asks Mikael to look into the investigation just one more time, to discover what happened to Harriet. Continue reading