Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HANNA (2011)

Raised in the deep deep woods by her father, 16-year-old Hanna is a highly-trained assassin that can do all kinds of crazy hand-to-hand combat shit and is an expert in small arms combat. The reason for all of these years worth of hardcore training is a mystery to the viewer. All we know is the father is pissed as shit at a CIA agent named Marissa Wiegler (played by Cate Blanchett) and he has a tracking device that once activated will alert Marissa of their location.

At the appointed time the switch is flipped, Hanna is taken into custody and when she comes face-to-face with who she thinks is Marissa Wiegler she snaps her fucking neck like a goddamn twig, kills some guards and escapes. This is where the real story begins and it's entertaining, but not as brutal or original as I had hope and it's nowhere near as stylish as it thinks it is.

Neck snapping, face punching, distracting techo soundtrack, skinheads, gun shooting, reindeer murdering, snow, headbutting, leg stabbing, hardcore teeth brushing, vacant amusement park, hippies. Good for a rent, but that's about it because the story is too goddamn mysterious and in the end I had more questions than I did answers. If they end up making this a series, then that's cool, but if this is a one off film then that's just lazy writing. Saoirse Ronan was really good though. If they do make a sequel I hope she's involved and they have a different director. Luc Besson would be interesting with this story.