Hanna: A Review

Hanna is a film I’ve already seen twice in a very short space of time. I loved the main actress, who’s name I can never spell or say, Saoirse Ronan, from City of Ember and Atonement. I wasn’t dissapointed with her in this film either.

The plot was unique enough that it held my interest all the movie. It had a fairytale style storyline combined with the action of well trained assasins. In principle the idea sounds absurd but it was actually very well executed. The two blended together for a very special plot.

Hanna is a gorgeous character. Naieve yet intelligent, young yet wise and curious and cautious. So many amazing oxymorons rolled into one person. She had me lauchung at her and feeling sorry for her almost simulataneously.

I couldn’t fail to love such a film of opposites and the actress did a superb job of her acting. She is an amazingly talented actress, especially for her age.

This was also the first film I’ve seen where Cate Blanchet played the villian. Her acting continued her run of good performances. She was so evil and acted so well I couldn’t decide whether I liked or loathed her.

For action fans I’d highly recommend this film. It’s cutely packed with fights and many other action moments. On top of that the Chemical Brothers did an amazing job at the soundtrack.

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  1. Mahtlef says:

    *Just a warning, this post contains spoilers. I strongly suggest you watch the film if you haven’t already :D*

    I have to say I agree with you, the film was brilliant. Although I would disagree that the plot was very unique at all. At least the overall plot wasn’t very unique. Certainly a genetically enhanced trained killer out for revenge being chased by a corrupt american agent has been done. It even had the standard story of discovery/betrayal about the nature of their enhancements (which, as usual, was kept secret by a loved one). I found the main plot points and twists very predictable throughout the film.

    In my opinion what made it a brilliant film was not the arching plot but the quirks of the delivery. The fairytale theme that ran throughout was wonderful and emphasised the childlike nature of the main character. And the music did a wonderful job of making the fight/chase scenes more interesting and engaging.

    I agree that the acting in the film was phenomenal, I don’t think it would have worked nearly as well without the stunning performances.

    Cheers for another wonderful blog 😀

    • Jess says:

      You’re right it was very quirky. I also found the whistling that one of the bad guys did really annoying yet awesome all at the same time.

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