Hello once again – I’m back with a review and poster for Hanna – this is my first review in a while so I may be a bit rusty… Anyway, onwards…
Joe Wrights last movie, ‘The Soloist’ was meagre Oscar bait that was limp and dull, despite starring some fine actors. Atonement proved he was a serious director, and there were some shots in that movie which blew me away, Wright has an amazing eye for composition. I’m glad to say that Hanna is Wrights best film so far.
Telling the story of a father and daughter living in a forest, Hanna is no ordinary girl – she has been conditioned to be a sort of ‘super-soldier’, and she is wanted by the CIA. At this point it sounds a bit hackneyed and cliched but Wright makes the whole universe wholly believable and engaging. As with Atonement, Hanna is a stunning looking film, immaculately framed in the right places. When the action/chase scenes begin, it gets very Bourne like, with some heave handheld work – it works great.
The score was written and performed by the Chemical Brothers, and it suits the film to a tee. At times feeling like a music video, the score gives the movie a great energy. After the likes of Daft Punks Tron Soundtrack and this, big name bands doing soundtracks is something I hope is done more often – with care of course.
Performances are all fantastic too, Saoirse Ronan gets better every time I see her in a film. Cate Blanchett is great as per usual.
Everyone should see Hanna, a great action thriller and one of the best movies I’ve seen all year.
Oh and hope y’all enjoy the poster. Been learning to use some Scriptographer tools and tried to make a nice abstract poster. The Deer imagery plays as a bookend in the movie.
Everyone should see Hanna, it is the best