Five years after the last Mission: Impossible mission Ethan Hunt returns for another assignment and yes he chose to accept it. Of course once again Tom Cruise is back as Hunt and shows us once again no mission is impossible.
When we last left Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), she had just dug herself out of a shallow grave and, despite having three bullets in her (including the one in her brain), had driven an axe into the head of the evil Zalachenko, her father and former Soviet-defector at the center of a vast conspiracy with fingers in both the highest levels of the Swedish government and the darkest corners of the international criminal underworld. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the final chapter in the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium saga, jumps straight into the story from there, with Salander in surgery, the hulking assassin (and Salander’s half-brother) Niedermann a fugitive, and Millennium magazine’s tireless Mikael Blomqvist (Michael Nyqvist) and Erika Berger (Lena Endre) deep in planning their crushing expose even as the mysterious “Section” conspires to silence the story forever. Before the story ends there will be much intrigue, murder, a trial, a fair bit of computer hackery, and of course more startling revelations about both Salander and an entire secret branch of government whose seeming sole purpose is to take her down (good luck with that). Read the rest of this entry