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Hanna: My Review

My review of the movie Hanna.


The girl that plays Hanna was interesting.

The action was good, the plot was disjointed and you really had to watch it to try to follow the leaps in logic.

I was wondering throughout the film why she was taken off into the woods. Yes, it provided a training ground for her reemergence but if her father was really seeking to protect her why not just disappear into society by hiding in plain sight?

From the ending it is obvious that there is the potential for a sequel. That, in and of itself may be part of the problem with modern films. The writers, directors, producers and studios leave the screenplay open with unanswered questions else how can the studio create a franchise?  For the viewer it leaves you either with the sense of an unresolved story or great anticipation for the next installment.

If there is a sequel I’m glad that the two people that died at the end will not be around for the second film.

All in all it was ok and would probably see the sequel.  However the review will need to be stellar to drag me to the theater and not wait for the film to arrive on Netflix.  I could have certainly waited for this film be released on DVD and it is nowhere as good as Leon: The Professional a film that I certainly wish had provided a sequel.  Natalie Portman could certainly update her role in that film to bring the story to the present.

2 Responses to Hanna: My Review

  • Britanee says:

    I loved the movie artistically, but I agree there was too much left out of the plot, which is where a sequel theory would come into place.However, I didn’t even consider a sequel, I just thought the creators wanted it to be that vague.It was surprisingly graphic for a PG-13 film, I was flinching a lot.But yes, good action and GREAT acting on the girls part.

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