Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jason watches HANNA

And the punchline is that Hanna (Saoirse Ronan), the titular bad-ass child raised in the Arctic by rogue spy Erik (Eric Bana) is supposed to be "abnormal." But really, no one in this movie is normal. Beyond the spy intrigue among Hanna, Erik, and spymaster Marissa (Cate Blanchett), she meets an absurdly non-traditional hippie family, a kindly Moroccan innkeeper, and a bizarre magician living in an abandoned Grimm-themed amusement park. Plus the background is littered with people--cripples, homeless, etc.--living on the fringes of society.

The movie tries to have it both ways--being a thoughtful character drama and a stylish spy action thriller. Inevitably, there will have to be scenes where it fails--the action is often too cartoonish (particularly her first escape) to sustain believability. But the action is totally cool. Once I got into the mindset that this movie will occasionally flip a switch and turn instantly from 'character drama' to 'cool action flick' and back, I enjoyed the ride, as bumpy as it was.

Running Time: 111 minutes
My Total Minutes: 231,332

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I wanna see this right now!