Thursday, 5 January 2012


Hanna enjoying a spot of home schooling. 

After experiencing two of Joe Wright’s previous directorial outings, the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen romantic drama Pride and Prejudice and Atonement (2007) which was also a period drama this time an adaptation of a Ian McEwan’s romantic/war drama. His latest movie is, as they say, something completely different, Hanna (2011) is an action packed suspense thriller starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. The intriguing plot involves a young girl (Ronan) that was brought up in the depths of a Finland forest to be that rare commodity, a perfect assassin! Raised and trained by her father Eric Heller (Bana) a disgraced ex CIA agent, Hanna is finally ready to tackle her fathers demons in the outside world. As she travels across Europe on her mission agents of the ruthless intelligence officer, and Heller’s old boss Marissa Wiegler played by the versatile Cate Blanchett, pursue her, which involve some very exciting chase sequences. Hanna is eventually forced to face up to some startling revelations about her very existence!

Agent Marissa Wiegler not a women to cross!!

A polished attempt by Wright to try something different, with a young actress you just can’t ignore, pure entertainment that works very well and along with the original innovative score composed by the British duo The Chemical Brothers makes an enjoyable piece of escapist distraction.

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