Hanna (the movie) – So Much Potential, So Chaotic

Rating (2.5 out of 5)

Summary: The premise is interesting, and admittedly the fight scene in the underground bunker was pretty cool. But then she amazingly escapes an underground bunker secured by the military and crosses a desert without ever being captured all hope is lost. It is a clunky film where scenes designed to be cool, but are forced. All-in-all, this is not worthy of your time.

Here it comes!!

Plot: Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is raised in the forest where she is trained by her father Erik (Eric Bana) in combat and survival. When she returns to the modern world, she must kill Marise Weigler (Eric Bana) so that she can survive.

Detail: There are multiple scenes that didn’t fit with the others well. For example, when Hanna experiences modern society and the only way to express the emotion was to swing the camera around violently and play a cacophony of sounds. Other parts are straightforward fights.

Another example is when Erik gets off a bus and is being followed. He walks to some underground area, but no one is there except for the bad guys. Of course, there is a battle to the death but no one ever came to them. Next to a bus station. Please!

Where did everyone go?

The screenwriting is basic. There is one moment in the film where you connect the beginning with the end, and you can almost say the lines. Seriously, there is a lack of creativity here, and definitely not a surprise to be found.

Outside of Hanna beating a few people up, this is a waste of time. However, I understand how someone would think the could improve on the premise and make a TV series. Maybe that is next for me.