Today I went to see the second film of the so called "Millenium Trilogy". For those who don't know the story, this trilogy is based on 3 highly praised books by the late author Stieg Larsson. The sad part of the story is that Stieg died nine months prior to the first book getting published. It's just one of those things that breaks your heart and the fact that the books have gone on to get such a following all over the world and now with the success of the movies the whole thing just looks more and more like an incredibly sick joke (by whoevers in charge of this life and death shit).
But anyway, the second film of the trilogy just came out in the cinemas and today I went to see it. For some reason The Girl Who Played With Fire didn't seem to pack quite the same punch as it's precursor (Men Who Hate Women) but it still came off as a pretty good sequal and I can't wait for the next one to hit the theaters.
Apart from this I just got a copy of the Joan Lundh directed short Konvex-T in the mail (Thank you, J!). And I mean... Wow... seriously, this thing was just AMAZING in my opinion! I mean it's just got this bizarre atmosphere to it that hasn't really been seen in Sweden if you ask me.
It's sort of like the dark and stylish tone of a Fincher film... but at the same time there's a very Lynchian atmosphere thing going on (a lot of dim lighting, brightly collored lamp shades and subliminal messages). I've always enjoyed Felix Herngren (who stars in this 18 min movie) in a lot of his comedy work but I never really thaught of him as a guy who would fit in this sort of dark and spooky setting but he really did a great job and I can't wait to see what the director will come up with next.
All in all I'd say the only real problem with the film is the fact that it's just a short :( cause I would have easily continued watching this thing for hours on end.