In today’s streams of action and thriller films, Hanna is different. It transcends to the plot not by narration but by brilliant imagery. This film showcases the beauty of film making.
Hanna underwent intense home-schooling. Apart from being trained to be assassin, Hanna was intelligent. She knew the discoveries of science and the mysteries of literature. Thanks to Eric, her father, she was deprived from social interaction. Without any questions, she was determined to kill Marissa, an official whom Eric worked with.
You are not always plunged in through a series of action. But when it happens, it will leave you breathless. The fight scenes are something to look forward. They are well choreographed and you can sense gracefulness as it leads your eyes to amusement. I’ve started to appreciate steadicam on Joe Wright’s portrayal. The effect couldn’t have been achieve if a different technique was used.
The story progressed into action without depriving Hanna’s character. On the way of Hanna’s mission, she discovered a jolly family where she experience a bit to be a sister, modern technologies and nonsensical encounters with boys. She may have a cold-blooded face but her innocence shines in stirring moments.
At some point, the movie may leave ambiguity. In fact, you may say that it is plotless due to the lack of narrations and backstories. But the movie shots were so good that you can piece the puzzle altogether.
This review is futile without the praise for the soundtrack. The Chemical Brothers created both thrilling and enchanting score. It suited the ambience of the movie and it fits well in edited scenes. The action will surely be dry without these.
The viewer may love or hate the movie depending on their preferences of presentation: ambiguity or clarity. As for me, after watching the movie twice, I still have the same response: I want more.