Sunday, April 10, 2011


Joe Wright’s Hanna is a film about a girl raised in a remote forest of Finland whose father is an assassin. After spending her formative years in the forest, she decides she wants to see the world. But she cannot leave Finland without consequence; if she leaves, she will be followed by intelligence agents who want to kill her. Will she stay in hiding forever living with her dad, or will she choose to experience life, and possibly, death?

Why I loved Hanna:

Because this thriller is far from boring and cliché, and features more content than action

Because the Chemical Brothers created the soundtrack and it is amazing

Because Cate Blanchett plays a fabulous bitch in green Prada heels

Because 16-year-old Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) is a gorgeous, talented actress who fits the role of badass teen and sheltered ambiguous European living in a cave

Because Hanna is a fucking badass female protagonists who beats the shit out of everyone

Because if I was a pre-teen/teenager, I would have loved this film and wanted to be like Hanna

Because Hanna’s resilience comes from somewhere beyond her father’s trainings, and the truth is shocking

Because the film is not stationary in Finland – it takes place around Europe and thus ignites a mini-travel flame inside of me

Because the costumes for the Finnish parts of the movie are noteworthy

Because scenic tundra is exciting and rare in such large Hollywood productions; yay for the Arctic circle!

Because there is a British family in the film that provides the greatest of comic relief

Because, dude, I need to find out where they shot the scenes with the abandoned theme parks so I can go there

Because thrillers with female protagonists are just much more interesting and refreshing. More films with female protagonists that rule: Kill Bill (Uma Thurman), Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Noomi Rapace), Kick-Ass (Chloe Moretz), Alien (Sigourney Weaver)

See the trailer for yourself:

The only thing missing was Alexander Skarsgard. I just felt like he should have been in this film.

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