Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist return in 2009's thrilling followup to the critically-acclaimed THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO! After returning home to Stockholm, Lisbeth Salander learns that she has been implicated in the murder of two journalists who were just days away from releasing a shocking expose on human trafficking in Millennium magazine. Mikael Blomkvist, her only friend and colleague, attempts to locate her and clear her name with the help of the police, but they are caught in a race against time as the secret agency behind the sex trade operation closes in on her themselves. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is a surprising change in pace from the timely-relayed mystery found in the previous film. Daniel Alfredson drives a heightened tension as each of the people closest to Lisbeth fall into the hands of her enemies while she continues to elude capture. Lisbeth proves to be just as intelligent and resourceful as before, only this time, she must wage an all-out war against those that seek to harm her. Although this entry is not nearly as sexually explicit, Alfredson is never afraid to use graphic violence during the brutal action sequences. FIRE answers many of the burning questions surrounding Lisbeth's mysterious past, drawing out shocking family secrets that become integral to the plot. Unfortunately, the details behind the human trafficking subplot seem to be forgotten as the film wares on. Rapace and Nyqvist also share very little screen time, and their unique relationship is greatly missed. Despite a few minor oversights, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE is still a riveting success that continues to build on Larsson's brilliant characters and masterful suspense.