My next review is about a movie that not many may know about, so let us discuss:
Hanna is a young teenager who lives somewhere, I’m guessing in the artic, with her father Erik, who has been training her to be an assassin ever since she was born. They live alone, isolated; they are hunters and gatherers. Erik reads her enciclopedias, books, he teaches her every language; she knows everything there is to know, but she has not yet experienced anything. She asks to see the world, seeing that she is prepared, he can’t teach her more and the only reason they live isolated is that she won’t be killed. Being trained to survive, she can live her life now. Erik gives her a switch, and leaves her, saying that they’ll meet in Berlin and she’ll have to get there on her own. She turns the switch which sets of an alarm at the CIA and they come and get here. Once she is there she requests to see a woman called Marissa, who for some reason is awfully interested in her. Hanna escapes the facility and finds herself in Marocco, where she makes friends with a British family on holiday and gets a ride to Europe. However, Marissa for reasons that are still not explained, wants her dead and sends a man by the name of Isaacs after her, seeing that she cannot have the CIA involved.
What worked in the movie?
And at last, what I believe made this movie great was the music. The Chemical Brothers made a fantastic soundtrack for this movie, I urge you to check it out!
What didn’t work?
First off there are Marissa’s feelings. She seems to be in constant pain, but we never understand why. She gives us the impression that she loved Hanna as if she was her daughter, there are even hints that make us think that she simply wants her back. But she perfectly knows that if she tells her that Erik lied and he isn’t who he said he was, Hanna will feel betrayed and perhaps she’ll be able to turn her onto her side. But this never happens. Instead she insists on killing her, even though when she was a baby she let her go, making you think that she does want her to live. Second, the reason why Marissa or the CIA would pull the plug on this perfect soldier project is totally unclear, seeing that Hanna is a perfect example of the fact that in the long run it would’ve been very successful. Also, out of the babies that were concieved during this project, why Hanna?
And finally I understand that there was a need to show us how Hanna experiences everything for the first time. But I believe that random shots of things that have no consequences or importance during the story are completely unneccessary. For example there is a shot of a snake in the desert when she is in Marocco. That’s wonderful, who cares? Does she eat the snake? Does she fight with it? Nope. It’s just there in case you didn’t know that there are snakes in the desert, which I am pretty sure Hanna knew, seeing that THERE WAS A WHOLE SCENE DEVOTED TO ERIK TEACHING HER ABOUT ANIMALS!!!
That said, the movie altogether is really enjoyable. If you don’t get hung up on details and you simply want to watch a good action movie then you are in for a treat! Altogether it is a pretty good movie, and as I said for the music and the actors it is totally worth it! In this video below you can check out a mix of all the songs used in the movie, but trust me, no matter how awesome they are, it is better to hear them with the movie first!