Hanna is an action thriller come fairy tale whose target audience are asked to leave their sense of disbelief by the coat stand before entering the theatre.
The film’s focus is on cute little 16 year-old Hanna Heller (Saoirse Ronan), who also happens to be a genetically enhanced super soldier wanted by the CIA. Needless to say, there were more holes in this plot than an itchy anus sufferer’s underpants, with many a perplexing scene including the one in which Eric Bana cuts his beard and hair to look exactly like his Wanted Identikit mug shot before leaving the freezing Arctic retreat wearing a business suit; and another in which Cate Blanchett brushes a tooth until it bleeds, for no apparent reason.
In addition, the cut-out characters sent to dispatch our young protagonist look like they would have difficulty even beating up a little girl who wasn’t Hanna. Nevertheless, for all Hanna’s many faults, Saoirse Ronan’s acting was enjoyable, while the movie was stylish and contained enough thrills and humour to still make it a cut above the usual formulaic action offering.
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