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Hanna (2011)

Hanna (2011)



Saoirse Ronan
Eric Bana
Jason Flemyng
Cate Blanchett

Directed by Joe Wright

Hanna is a high pitched action movie that after you get through the introduction of the characters the movie keeps going on and on in that pace till it ends. Even at the end you still believe there is more, needed to be said.

Hanna is a British-German action thriller film that is fully packed with wonderful cinematography, while the music for the film was provided by the British rock duo The Chemical Brothers.

The movie portrays and contains some conspicuous fairy tale elements that we are used to and the director Joe wright also worked with Saoirse Ronan in his 2007 movie Atonement. The film (Atonement) won an Oscar for Best Original Score and got Saoirse Ronan a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

The movie plot catches you on aware it tells the tale of an ex-CIA (Eric Bana), who lived in the wilds of Finland, Hanna was brought up and trained to be the perfect assassin. During her point of adolescence her father sent her on a mission where Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own.

The fight scenes are intense and beautifully choreographed. The Acting of the lead character Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) was done perfectly this teen actor who voiced Arrietty in the movie of the same name is one to watch out for in the near future.

She got the character, you start to see her evolve from a lonely girl leaving with her father to a girl running on her own, getting intrigue by anything she comes across with and fascinated by life itself. Watching how the character reacted when she came across electricity was masterfully done.

Joe Wright, pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this one, keeping you on the edge of your sit as you watch this chase thriller and experience all that she (Hanna) is going through as she gets to know who she is. The energy level of the movie is high from the beginning to the end. When the movie first starts you watch Hanna training hard, it can either impress you or leave you skeptical with one eyebrow raised. I was skeptical, about the movie, so i was totally impressed when the chase started and kept going to the very end.

It took me a while to see this movie wasn’t expecting much from it but upon seeing it I recommend it to all movie lovers.


  1. I will definitely be watching this at the cinemas with my fiance. Thanks.