The new movie “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is a sequel to the much better “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, released in December 2011. Some of the things that were good about the first movie, including the computer hacking and coding are evident in this sequel, but not nearly enough. Also the main character, this time played by Clare Foy is not tattooed or pierced enough to make her outrageous as to be considered similar to the original character played by Rooney Mara. The story for this new movie is all over the place, too long and in too many places hard to follow. One wonders who the main character Lisbeth Salander, works for, or why she is involved in trying to stop so many bad people. This movie lacks basic story telling and tries to make up for that with explosions and some special effects, which will never be the solution to a bad screenplay.
The Rotten Tomatoes rating for this movie is a pretty low 46% and IMDB has a rating of only 5.4. I agree with both of these ratings and I do not recommend The Girl in the Spider’s Web.