Movie Review - 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' - Still Daring, Still Getting Burned The second installment of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" comes to U.S. screens, and like the first film, it's a violent, fetishistic thriller with as much for the art-house crowd as it offers to the multiplex. (Recommended)
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That Girl, Still Playing With Fire (And Getting Burned)

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That Girl, Still Playing With Fire (And Getting Burned)

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LYNN NEARY, Host:

And their popularity is now repeating itself in movie theaters. The film version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" has made more than $100 million worldwide. This weekend, the second film in the trilogy opened. It's called "The Girl Who Played With Fire." Bob Mondello has a review.

BOB MONDELLO: Unidentified Man #1 (Actor): (As character) All right, Ms. Salander, I've bought the apartment in Stockholm, the one on (unintelligible). I've also arranged a post office box in Stockholm in the name of Wasp Enterprises.

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MONDELLO: Shortly after her arrival, a savage series of homicides all but stops that investigation, with all clues pointing to her as the assassin. In the first film, her partner couldn't escape his face on newsstand headlines. In this film, it's Lisbeth's turn, as she tries to find and deal with whoever set her up.

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NOOMI RAPACE: (As Lisbeth Salander) (Foreign language spoken).

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MONDELLO: You knew from the first film that Lisbeth played with fire. Here, you find out why, though for the longest time it's a hulking blond guy you wish could be kept away from matches.

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MONDELLO: I'm Bob Mondello

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