Best Movie Reviews: Hanna (2011) Movie Review
With the likes of Kick-Ass and Sucker Punch movie, Hanna is another thrilling action film you may want to see.
Hanna tells a story of an innocent 16-year old as she discovers who and what she really is. Watch her as she explores the outside world for the first time.
This movie gives Hanna’s thrilling story as she struggles for her life from the ”Witch” as portrayed by two of the best female actors in our time - Oscar nominee Soirse Ronan and Oscar Winner Cate Blanchet. While, the portrayal of Eric Bana as Ronan’s “Papa” is nothing extraordinary; I enjoyed most of his fight scenes where most of the punches and action moves were perfectly choreographed with the movie’s musical score.
The movie starts in an isolated forest in Northern Finland. Here, the movie shows a young girl hunting a dear with her bow and arrow; and kills it while missing its heart. Her Papa would then come out of nowhere as if to strike her for not being at her feet, at all times.
Erik Heller (Bana) has been training Hanna with all the skills necessary for her to survive. He is a good teacher and she is a fast learner. The two have been in hiding from the government, particularly the CIA agent by the name of Marissa Wiegler (played by Blanchett) or who is known to Hanna as the “witch” as taught to her by her father. Hanna’s ultimate mission is to kill the witch so she and her Papa may finally live freely.
What for, you ask? You need to watch for the movie to know why. As a hint, Hanna is a unique human being, a secret that Weigler wants to be kept hidden forever.
Hanna is eager to meet Wiegler. She tells her Papa that she is ready. With this, the chasing begins.
Ronan’s portrayal of Hanna’s is nothing but brilliant. Audience will see her as a lost child, yearning for a normal family though the movie clearly shows that she is equipped with all the fighting skills – just like a perfect assassin.
At the end, Hanna gets her target; by an arrow, killing it while missing its heart.
I don’t normally like action films, but this one entertained me at the least. The movie doesn’t have much background story but Ronan’s acting compensated what was lacking. I give this one 3.5 out of 5.
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