Friday, April 8, 2011

Clif-Notes: Hanna

Hanna tells the story of a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who, after a life of training to be the perfect killer by her father (Eric Bana), is set out to track and kill the woman (Cate Blanchett) who killed her mother.
Trailers for this movie made it look like it could be a great action flick with some little girl kicking names and taking ass. What it actually is, is a story of a little girl who finds out she is completely lost and shut out from what the real world is. As Hanna is on the run, a lot of her story is just her being confused and trying to figure out how to survive. She is scared by tv and tea makers and she is completely taken by the use of electricity. At one point, she meets a young girl who befriends her and she is taken out by a man. When she asks if they are to kiss, she spouts out how many muscles are used when actually kissing and then hits him, rolling him onto the ground, ready to keep going if necessary. This is the normal life for her. She knows facts about everything but doesn't know how they are incorporated into life. Between these kinda scenes, we do get her fighting and we get Eric Bana fighting and it's actually really good but the story of her figuring out the world she didn't know takes over all other stories and was quite surprising. I was actually finding myself wanting more fighting, but then wanting more of her when the fighting started. It was a little weird.
Overall, this movie was good. Not amazing but really good. I may have to see it a second time, knowing what they story is actually bringing in order to fully get a good feel of it but I know I walked out of the theater having enjoyed what I saw. So I hope that helps with any doubt you may have had about this movie.

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