The Girl In The Spider’s Web is a film which comes directed by Fede Alvarez who some may know as the director of 2016’s Don’t Breathe. The film stars Claire Foy, Silvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant and Cameron Britton.
When first seeing the trailers for the film, I found it all to be quite intriguing. I am aware of the film series The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and how popular it is, but I have to admit that actually I’ve never seen any of them. So although this franchise is a related in some way as it’s based on books by the same author. I really don’t know anything at all about it.
The plot of this film follows a computer hacker name Lisbeth (Claire Foy) who is firmly embroiled in the world of spies, intrigue and mystery. She’s so far into the world of spies and mystery that at times I found it quite difficult to keep track of what was going on at all in the film. This is one film you certainly need to enter the cinema with a completely clear mind because if you start thinking about something else while watching it or if you’re at home once this releases and get distracted on your phone for a bit, it’s super easy to get lost in what’s happening.
I found the way that characters were introduced in this film to not resonate with me in a proper enough way that I kept losing track of who everyone was. To be honest, this is one of the first films in 2018 that I felt a little lost with. For general audiences going in to see this one, just be ready and focused and make sure you pay attention to what’s going on. I did and still was lost. Others may have better luck though.
If you’re going in to see this film for the action. There is quite a bit in there and I thought most of this side of the film was pretty good. It’s no where near the level of Mission Impossible Fallout. But it’s more like a low budget Atomic Blonde. Actually compared to most spy films recently, I’d say it’s quite similar in tone to what Atomic Blonde was, but tries to be quite tricky with the plot.
Overall, I wasn’t too big of a fan of The Girl In The Spider’s Web when I went to see it. I’m not too sure what fans of the book might think of this one but as a general film to see at the cinema this month. It’s one of the ones that I’d say you could probably skip and just wait to see it when it gets a home release. A better choice this week for action movies might be Widows, it has a better cast and a really great plot.