Movie Review: Hanna

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19 July 2011, Singapore – Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a bright and agile 16 year old girl, raised and trained to be the best assassin by her ex-CIA agent father, Erik (Eric Bana), in the wilds of North Finland.  The widowed father taught Hanna the skills to hunt and combat, tutored her with the knowledge from encyclopedia and fairytale books so she can become an elite assassin. All this effort is to make sure Hanna can settle her family’s unfinished business with CIA agent, Marissa (Cate Blanchett).

The movie is like “La Femme Nikita” meets Julia Roberts’ “Eat Pray Love”, where Hanna is a capable assassin travelling alone to Morocco, Spain & Germany to learn about the world to “find” her true self and killing her enemy.  Director Joe Wright who also directed Pride & Prejudice (2005), brings an artistic flavour to the whole movie with its visually stimulating scene setups and filming techniques. The story may be somewhat predictable and gory but the natural beauty of Saoirse Ronan and the near perfect art directions by director Joe Wright makes this movie ticket worth every penny of it.

I would rate this movie 4 out of 5 though some scenes maybe tad bit too violent.

The sound track, composed by Chemical Brothers, is fantastic as well! Here’s the list of the original motion picture soundtrack.

1. Hanna’s theme
2. escape 700
3. chalice 1
4. the devil is in the details
5. map sounds / chalice 2
6. the forest
7. quayside synthesis
8. the sandman
9. Marissa flashback
10. bahnhof rumble
11. the devil is in the beats
12. car chase (arp worship)
13. interrogation / lonesome subway / Grimm’s house
14. Hanna vs Marissa
15. sun collapse
16. special ops
17. escape wavefold
18. isolated howl
19. container park
20. Hanna’s theme (vocal version)

Here’s the clip with the sound track Escape 700

Hanna Clip by teasertrailer

Directed by Joe Wright, starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams



Hanna movie poster

Hanna movie poster

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