Yesterday afternoon David and I went to the earliest showing of Hanna that we were able to see because we have both been looking forward to seeing this movie for a very long time. I knew that I would love Hanna the very first time I saw the trailer a few months ago. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed in the least. Hanna is full of beautifully shot action scenes and tells a tale that is exciting from the start. Saoirse Ronan is the best part of this film but her co-stars Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana are pretty good, too. If you’re lookin’ for an action-packed thrill ride at the movies this weekend, then Hanna is your ticket!
I had no doubt in my mind that the actors would give great performances but I wasn’t really prepared for how beautifully shot the film would be. Action films don’t have to bash you over the head to have an impact … they can offer some semblance of subtlety and still entertain. The thing I love most about Hanna is that the action hero is female … and not just female but a young female. Hanna kicks ass. And despite the PG-13 rating, there are a lot of violent action scenes that will feed any action fan’s thirst for excitement. The writing is really fantastic and the characters are well fleshed out. Keep an eye out for actress Jessica Barden (who plays Sophie) because she is a brilliant scene-stealer. She talks fast to try and pay attention to the hilarious things she says … she gives a great performance in this film. By the end of the film, I wasn’t sure if I wanted the ending to be left open for a sequel or not. Obviously, I’d love to see Hanna have more adventures in the future … but this film was so perfectly book-ended that I’d also be happy if no other sequels were made. Some of the action takes place in Berlin, Germany and because David and I were just there and fell so in love with the city, the setting was a nice treat. I think Hanna is my fave film of the year thus far. The character Hanna is, by far, the coolest chick in film that I’ve seen in some time. Oh and did I mention how freaking incredible the soundtrack by Chemical Brothers is? There wasn’t a single thing about this film that I didn’t like. A+++ Hanna is amazing! But don’t take my word for it, check it out and you’ll see for yourselves.