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Part 2 of subtitled crime trilogy has same brutality, sex.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag July 12, 2012
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15
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Disappointing sequel still has sex and violence. Mature teens and up.

(This review is about the Extended Edition:) "The Girl who played with fire" is the second part of the Millennium trilogy. While the first movie had an interesting plot, perfect cinematography and a well-written screenplay, this movie lacks all of it. The plot seems like a normal crime drama, often it seems like a TV film. The cinematography also is not that great and looks average to sometimes bad. The movie is overall pretty lengthy - even though it is just as long as the first movie, which was perfect in length. The highlight of this movie is Noomi Rapace who gives the same terrific performance as in volume 1. The movie is not bad, but not good either. But compared to the first one, it is really disappointing. (SPOILERS may follow:) The movie is not exactly family friendly. It still has sex and violence, though no sexual violence. The movie has one lengthy sex scene between two girls. One girl performs oral sex on the other. There is some violence, but it is not as strong as in the first movie. We see some corpses lying in pools of blood. A man gets an electro-shock and is then tied up. He is threatened to get an electro shock again. A man is hit near the head with an axe and in the leg (he survives). A combat fight. Some other violence that is not that graphic. (END OF SPOILERS) If they have no problems with the sex scene, this movie is suitable for mature teens (14+), and if your kid could handle the first movie, then it can handle this one easily.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheSuperman765 April 6, 2011
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17
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i rate this title NOT FOR KIDS

The good stuff * Messages: Although violence penetrates every part of this story, the film's ultimate message is that with vigilance and courage, even those who seem powerless can triumph over great evil. Teamwork, respect for one's colleagues, and a strong sense of others' worth are essential for a successful outcome * Role models: Lisbeth Salander is a most unlikely role model. Small, antisocial, unorthodox in appearance and dress, she uses the skills she's painstakingly developed (computer hacking, boxing, martial arts, and more) to overcome prejudice against her and malicious attacks on her life. Mikael Blomqvist and others on his magazine's staff are brave and diligent members of the press. Other than the victims of sex traffickers, the women in this film are portrayed as strong and self-sufficient. And, though wrong-headed initially, the police finally redeem themselves by being open-minded and siding with the forces of right. What to watch out for * Violence: Lots of brutal, bloody action, including threatening interrogations, physical attacks in which women are beaten and kicked, a rape seen in flashback, savage fist fights, and more. A young girl throws kerosene on a man, then lights a match and watches him burn. A woman is shot and buried alive. Lots of gun action, and a scene in which one character is bludgeoned with an axe. * Sex: In a lengthy sequence, two women engage in sexual activity, with full-frontal nudity and lots of breast exposure. A man has sexual intercourse with a girl who's a victim of sex trafficking. More nudity in a post-sexual scene between two consenting adults. Graphic sexual language. Language: The English subtitles include multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bas-ard," "wh-re," "bi-ch," "bullsh--t," and "d--e." "Christ" and "Jesus" are also used as exclamations. * Consumerism: Apple computers, Sunoco, Ikea, Dole. * Drinking, drugs, & smoking: The lead character chain smokes throughout the movie. A few instances of beer drinking in social settings. Drug trafficking plays a small part in the criminal activity being investigated.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byslasher23 November 30, 2010
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17
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing