Sunday, February 26, 2012
Directed by Joe Wright
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Tom Hollander
Shot partly in Finland, Hanna is also the strangest action film in recent memory. Mostly this is thanks to the crazy soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers. The titular character of Hanna must've been a hard role to cast because if she wouldn't have been believable in kicking everone's ass, the whole film would've fallen apart like a house of cards. Luckily Ronan carries the part well and proves to be something of a badass. Also in top form are Blanchett as the CIA operative out to seek Hanna and terminate her and Bana as Hanna's determined father figure. Not the most obvious project for arthouse director Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and though the action is at times a bit flat, the film has this strange aura and enough good heart to carry it through the end.
Hanna at IMDb