Hanna

Visuals: Wow! Point? Nowhere to be Found

April 7th, 2011 by Wayward Muse
Rating: Genres: Featured Actors: Actors: Eric Bana, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden, Michelle Dockery, Olivia Williams, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hollander, Vicky Krieps Directors: Joe Wright
Hanna

There are four or five really good movies just waiting to pop out of this mish-mash of a sensory overload.  Unfortunately, no one single one quite makes it out alive.  It has some potential as the female Bourne Identity….except the premise is too over-the-top kooky for even that highly-forgiving-in-the-plausibility-department genre.  There are shades of Kill Bill…but hey, that’s been done already…and much better.  Ultimately it is a modern fractured fairy tale….and Cate Blanchett is the Big Bad Wolf/Witch to Saoirse Ronan’s Little Red Riding Hood.  Unfortunately, the characters in this film are far less-dimensional than the average fairy-tale character.  We even get a family of hippy caravaners…. in Morocco no less!  They provide comic relief and also serve as blithe innocent foils to our worldly little coming-of-age assassin sprite.   I fully expected to see a kitchen sink glide by at any moment.

The visuals are just….well…..Wow!  Art, art, and more art….but frequently for no real apparent reason, other than sheer indulgence…..the stunning nature shots…..extended, lingering, Vaseline-lens facial-shots…..gruesome art-kills…….spinning heads and rooms and other camera-angle gymnastics…..you name the genre, it’s high-concept pretty pictures will probably show up in here somewhere.

And Cate gets freaky….and a little long-of-tooth in more than one sense….but she can’t save the day…..too bad….very much ado indeed….but ultimately about nothing.

One response to “Hanna”

  1. Bunchie says:

    Howdy Pardner!
    You were wrote up
    In Bunchie’s Blogger Round-Up

    http://bunchedundies.blogspot.com/2011/04/blogger-round-up-4-8-2011.html

    Yee Haw!!

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