Ardustry Entertainment, Marty Adelstein Productions, Studio Babelsberg

Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a special child. She’s been raised by her father in the cold arctic Finland and trained to be the ultimate killer. But now she’s 16 and ready to head out on her own. Her father tells her to press a secret button and she will be picked up and gives her the instructions of when and where to meet. Then he takes off as a helicopter arrives to pick her up and take her into to be taken apart and understood. As I said, she is a “special” child. She escapes and heads out on a journey across Europe to meet her father, dodging all those who want to kill or capture her, and find out along the way where she came from and why she’s like she is. She meets a friend or two along the way, but many more enemies who want to hurt her. Finally she arrives at the time and the place, but nothing is as she expected it to be.

This thriller is out in theaters now, and is a classic spy adventure movie. Cate Blanchett plays Marissa, a ruthless agent who Hanna is warned about, and who harbors deep secrets that hold the key to Hanna’s past. She’s an evil person, able to do just about anything to get what she wants. Eric Bana plays Hanna’s father very well. He’s loved and cared for her all her life, and has tried his best to prepare her for the challenge facing her. But Saoirse Ronan as Hanna is awesome. She has the innocent face of a child who was raised in the wilderness and has no knowledge of modern devices, but yet she is an awesome warrior, able to get the drop on James Bond I suspect. Her escapes, one after another are spectacular, and she is easy to root for throughout the film.

Exciting chases, violent fight scenes, and dangerous escapes fill the movie, and it’s very well done. Not too long that it doesn’t get tedious, we get the story and a rush of adrenaline as we go through the suspenseful parts one after another. It’s a great film for both the guys and the girls as it has much to offer both sexes. At PG-13 it’s not full of foul language or naughty parts, and so it’s an action adventure the whole family (I wouldn’t take the under 13 crowd as it might be a lot for them to handle though) can enjoy. I like Hanna and I hope she is happy in the life she has chosen!

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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    September 6 2011 @ 11:02 am

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