Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Swedish, 2009 (♦♦♦♦)

If you have been following the story, you probably know that in the previous installment Lisbeth went to confront her father and found out, among other things, that she had a half-brother. Both, her father and half-brother, shot Lisbeth and buried her.

In the third and final installment of the “Millennium Trilogy”, Lisbeth Salander faces a charge for attempting to murder her father, a former Russian spy named Alexander Salachenko. The intelligence community won’t allow, if they can help it, Lisbeth’s life story to be revealed, which Millennium Magazine intends to uncover in a special issue dedicated to Lisbeth. Mikael Blomkvist is determined to expose the injustices that authorities have committed against Lisbeth, all for protecting the identity of her father.

I must say that this is a nice ending to the trilogy. The acting is as good as in the previous movies. The characters that we already know are still there, but complemented by new characters that support the storyline. The violence in this movie takes place in the form of flashbacks, unlike the previous two films.

Overall, I was satisfied with the ending. As I have said before, these movies are not meant to be enjoyed, but to make you think, and in that level this trilogy is deeply satisfying.