Rating: Pretty Damn Good
Take “Kill Bill”, “La Femme Nakita”,a pinch of “Kick Ass” and what the heck, throw in a dash of “Rambo” while you’re at it. Mix them together in a blender on the liquefy setting and pour in a Chemical Brothers original sound track followed by some quirky directing and what do you get? Hanna. Overall, it’s a relatively unique film, especially when compared to what’s out at the moment. Its small feel helps to put the focus on the characters in this action movie that doesn’t do too bad at having some meaning as well.
What you’ll love:
-Good sound track
-Pretty well tied up ending, there’s definitely some questions, but it’s more in a “can’t wait for a sequel” way then in a “that makes no sense” kinda way
-An interesting “nature- versus-science” sort of theme in the background that had a cool feel
-Some allusion to benchmark literary pieces
What you may not like:
-Choppy directing at times, ya might get a bit of a headache
-Some of the symbolism and meaning they put in feels forced and borderline cheesy.
-Some of the action is choreographed in a confusing way and there’s things that you might miss in all the fanciness of it, sometimes it’s better to keep a complicated situation as simple as you can instead of adding more complexity to it hoping to come off as stylized
Overall, even the people who didn’t like it, liked it enough that they felt it was money well spent. It’s going on my DVD’s to buy list. Pay full price at theaters, around 18 for the DVD. Like I keep saying, until Blu-Ray gets cheaper it’s just not worth it to see people’s pores and peach fuzz in high def for thirty bucks a pop. Something like “Avatar 3D” I’d pay 30 bucks for, but most titles it’s just not worth it. That’ll be up to you though. DVDs are getting phased out, but so far I’m still able to get titles. I Just picked up A-Team and Black Swan the other day.
Anyway, what did you think of Hanna?
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