Hutt News : September 20th 2011
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From what I could gather, the movie wasn't the bullet bonanza they, for what- ever reason, had expected from Joe Wright, director of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. I imagine it all started promisingly enough: a 14-year-old girl (Saoirse Ronan) raised in the snowy wilderness of Scandinavia by her tough-arse pa (Eric Bana) to be a lethal killing machine. Hanna wages a personal war against the CIA, in particular a very nasty former colleague of her dad's, Marissa (Cate Blanchett). But when Hanna completes her mission (or so she thinks), and happens upon a travelling family of hippie Poms, she finds herself observing and soon enough experiencing normal human behaviour for the first time in her life. Cue scenes of tween-age girls becoming BFFs, meeting boys and an increasing frequency of fairytale motifs; Hanna being Snow White, Red Riding Hood and perhaps the predatory wolf all in one. Just when a typical action movie would ratchet up the thrills in the second act, Hanna takes a wistful side-step into enchantment and flat out weirdness. It kinda works -- if you don't mind forsaking plausibility for a little creativity. I'm a sucker for a hardcore hit-girl, and I put a big red circle around Hanna as soon as it was slated for release. I had high expectations due to the great cast, Wright's ability to compose striking visuals and the Chemi- cal Brothers soundtrack. All of these hit the mark, but there is something missing from Hanna. Though I applaud the attempt to try something different with the mechanics of an action movie, there isn't enough meat to the story to account for the characters' irrational motivations and despite a fine performance from Ronan, her character remains too much of a shell to nurture our intrigue. Hanna is perhaps a victim of the female assassins who have come before her. Against the acid wit and cartoon punk of Hit Girl (Kick-Ass), the orphan angst of Mathilda (Leon: The Profes- sional), and the kung fu iconicism of The Bride (Kill Bill), Wright's reality-based protagonist comes on meek and ethereal. This is made all the more glaring by the broad strokes applied to Blanchett's sociopathic evil queen'' and her Euro- trash henchmen (led by a disturbing Tom Hollander). Maybe I'm more like those guys sitting behind me in the cinema than I thought, but in each of the pictures listed above, the hit-girls were the most memorable ingredient. Hanna is largely forgettable in her own bloody fairy tale.
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