The Absent One : The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

She starts off being this nasty piece of work, easily manipulated, promiscuous and doesn't mind if people get brutally beaten up in front of her.

Then after a certain incident she goes through life with her self-worth destroyed, sad, mopey, a lost cause.

Then, twenty years later, with a little bit of a threat from the people trying to find her, she turns into Nikita and then The Terminator, slowly pacing a corridor with a shotgun, setting him and herself on fire.

It just somehow doesn't seem very emotionally honest - her character is basically twisted and manipulated to suit the needs of the story and script rather than have the story evolve around her character.

People may say "oh, but its when Tina is murdered that she decides to get vengeance and finds her confidence". But really? After twenty years of obsessing over her baby being murdered, she didn't decide ever to go after Ditlev or the others? Why not give another anonymous tip to the police, or the prosecuting lawyers, or just go to the police.

The murdered sibling's dad had been obsessed with the case for years, Kirsten must have known of him, why not contact him with some facts, pointers etc for his box of clues? Surely he'd have found something on her?

And if Ditlev etc were so keen to cover it up, murdering Tina, then why wouldn't they have somehow found a way of getting rid of the father, being that he's been snooping on the cast for twenty years?

Re: The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

Sad and mopey??? Anyone who carries the corpse of a dead baby around, talks to it, sees visions of her old boyfriend everywhere and lives in an abandoned train car is flat out deranged. And then we're asked to believe she can pull herself together, clean herself up to the point of being hot and become super-competent overnight? I was laughing out loud at this transformation. Only in the movies!

Re: The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

Although I do agree a bit, some of the scenes we see her in is retold by how the victim saw it (for instance the teacher who she seduced and cried rape about) that doesn't necessarily mean that that was exactly how it went down but how he saw it.

When we see her talking about it afterwards with her boyfriend she is seemingly not too proud of herself.

Sometimes it's better to keep the genie in the bottle.

Re: The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

In school, she should be fully grown. She looks to be about 5' 4"-5". But, as an adult, she's like 6 ft tall. How did that happen?

I Kill Kids!

Re: The character of Kirsten seems inconsistent (spoilers)

I was thinking the same thing. She is huge!

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