Sunday, April 10, 2011


Focus Features, an independent studio known for their lower key artistic films is perhaps attempting to succeed in a more commercial market by releasing this action thriller. However, this film is by no means a Hollywood sellout. The film contains substance with a good storyline and well crafted characters that maintain the viewer's excitement throughout its duration. Hanna is a 16 year old girl trained by her father to be an assassin.  Hence, the European Intelligence Agency wants to stop her and use for their own purposes. They are led by the ruthless Marissa (played by Cate Blanchett), a good choice for the film's lead antagonist villain. Thus, we have the perfect cat and mouse game. This makes the Hanna character adapt to her situations, weather it be by fighting off operatives or befriending some unknowing vacationers, giving the film both heart and action. Grade A-.

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