Directed by: Joe Wright
Publication date: 08 April 2011
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett
Director Joe Wright has paved a promising way forward for him from pride and prejudice, the soloist and of course the Oscar nominated and winning film, Atonement. But this time around, Wright has up and coming actress Saoirse Ronan in the role of its colorful new spring 2011 release, Hanna.
The plot of the film, in which its elements of the Bourne trilogy leave worn-out and family that enough that no one can maintain the pace, it is quite simple. A young woman named Hanna and her former father of agent of CIA, Erik (as played by Eric Bana), are fleeing the relentless persecution of the American Government. I guess that it justifies the brutal conditions under which a man is to raise his daughter, brutal makes a habit of attacking him on a regular basis in the insistence that she must learn to think on their feet. But the formation of dad is seen to pay off when Hanna is finally captured by the CIA to be held and questioned by none other than the wife of his father, Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), that she herself has been trained to kill the game. Hanna fight their free way with all the skill and cunning of a super soldier and leaks in the arid deserts of Morocco, on his way to meet a friend of his father who hoped in Berlin. While in the execution of her friendship with a girl named Sophie and the rest of his family, in which Hanna believes that if she may well be quite astute with various combat and weapons techniques, she has a way to go to learn what it is to be a normal girl leading a normal life.
But in his family goodness help Hanna to Berlin, aware that they are being tailed closely by the mercenary hired by Marissa capture Hanna as she tries to kill Eric in Germany. The family is captured while Hanna escapes, but the young man is tricked into revealing where she is going, and results in a confrontation that it rapidly intensifies and ends with Erik associated to being killed, while she runs away and bumps into Erik in the apartment of his murdered grandmother. It is then and there learns that Erik is not his father, but rather the agent who recruited his mother in a covert operation of CIA that altered the genetic construction of children to create a race of Super soldiers who lacked empathy and not disobey orders. Also learns that his mother was killed while Erik tried to help them escape, as the project was considered a failure which called for the Elimination of every mother and child involved maintaining the classified operation.
But reconciliation not much of an option when Marissa and their hired mercenaries show to finish the job. Erik manages to divert the attention of Marissa, but only at the cost of his own life before that she goes after Hanna. Hanna is pursued in an abandoned amusement park where she is forced into a final confrontation against the woman who has effectively ruined his life, as well as killing the only person that saw it as family. With improvised battle and superhuman cunning tactics, Hanna is finally able to turn the tables and avenge his lost family.
While the plot emerges painfully from originality – killer seeks revenge, the Government resulting have created this murderer, the brutal killer is shown what is love – no way is unforgivable. Saoirse Ronan as Hanna performance is quite credible, not to mention how notable she transmits only the correct amount of human emotions off a character which was essentially written to thrive without them. For someone who learned a multitude of languages and techniques fighting before knowing what electricity was absolute Hanna’s fear and confusion in the world outside their fight can not help but get sympathetic chords. Dynamics of Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett in the film are well established through solid acting, although the members of the audience may feel a little shortchanged of depth of character as the fields of white and black are written with envelope as much subtlety as a slap in the face. And if these characters are not participating in choreographed action that has edited in a mess of random shots, lights, and generally of a mural of angles resembled an epileptic worst nightmare.
But that does not mean that the film is not good, beyond these defects. The story is good rhythm with sharp action sequences that will give you a satisfactory shock the audience as Hanna unravels the mystery of its origin, and Erik rush to save the daughter who never had. The production design and special effects are well executed, and now The Chemical Brothers provide a seductive soundtrack, which is still my personal favorite element of the film. The music is fascinating, rhythm and takes you to the large gun and fist global launch of Hanna seconds after hearing. Long time ago that I have actually seen the movie, but still I am pointing towards hunting several tracks which inevitably put on repeat.
In general, this film was well chosen and though the end result has been implemented with the best writing and editing in tones, Joe Wright brings an electrifying palette of action and mystery that the imagination can cling to, if only for a couple of hours. Hanna is one of the best movies of 2011 to date, and is a promising mix of action of suspense and touching emotion as we observed a girl struggle to find a place between two totally different worlds.
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