15 May 2011

Hanna - Joe Wright - Film

This film is worth going to see for the soundtrack alone.  The music is by the Chemical Brothers, and although the build up to another chase and a fight scene did get a little tedious towards the end, the music made it enjoyable to watch.

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a genetically modified human who has been raised by her father (Eric Bana) in 'the woods'.  He has trained her like a soldier for the moment she chooses to join the civilised world, knowing that there will be certain people looking for her when she does.  The film shows you this moment and the events following it, in rather quick succession.  Cate Blanchett's character is enticingly cold hearted, and the storyline running between her and Bana makes me wonder if there might be a sequel to this film one day.

Not a lot of explanation is given, but there is enough to understand what Hanna is and where she came from.  I enjoyed the film a lot, and expect Ronan will have many more acting roles made available to her after this.  It was a very unusual film, in a lot of ways it felt unoriginal and in other ways it felt brand new.  I still can't decide which genre I would place it in.  Definitely going to buy the soundtrack though!