Hanna and her father have been living in the middle of nowhere for years, doing nothing but training and learning. When she turns 16, she makes up her mind and decides she’s ready to do what she’s been trained for. After a press of a button, a homing signal is activated which alerts the CIA that former agent Erik Heller has surfaced.
Erik’s handler, Marissa Wiegler immediately gets informed and when she sends out a squad to bring him in, they only find Hanna, a young girl with deadly skills on a mission…
Sound and Vision:
If there’s one thing that’s awesome about this Blu-ray, it’s without a doubt the image quality. The contrast is deliberately a bit toned down but that adds to the grim atmosphere and for the rest it’s just great image quality that we get with excellent detail, inky blacks (although in a few occasions they flatten the picture slightly) and life-like textures. Excellent!
A similar thing can be said about the sound. Although the track doesn’t constantly use your system at full potential, the music by The Chemical Brothers regularly starts pumping and the tension immediately rises at such times. The positioning is also really well-done and dialogues remain crystal clear at all times.
– Adapt or Die
– Central Intelligence Allegory
– Chemical Reaction
– Audio commentary track
– Alternative Ending
– Deleted Scenes
– Anatomy of a Scene; the Escape from Camp G
– The Wide World of Hanna
Plenty of cast & crew interviews added with behind-the-scenes footage, some alternate/deleted scenes and a piece about the music by The Chemical Brothers. A nice package that fits this movie will.
Hanna is a pretty straight forward action movie with a few plot twists that aren’t all too unexpected. However, its strength lays in the action and atmosphere along with the coming of age story that lays underneath. Director Joe Wright manages to pull the viewers in from the very second the movie starts until the last screen where we see the lead character’s name appear in huge letters again.
Hanna may not be a huge blockbuster, but it’s definitely one of the better action movies of late, with intelligent camera work, a perfect music score by The Chemical Brothers and great acting from mostly Ronari and Cate Blanchett.
After the film was over, the first thought that came in my mind was that the feeling I got was very similar to that after seeing Lola Rennt and seeing as how great that film was, this is a major compliment. Excellent movie you definitely shouldn’t pass by on.