When it's over, I wondered how in the world did the producers get big actors, such as Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, to sign on to do this very poorly done film. Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) plays Hanna, a young girl raised and trained by her father (played by Bana) to become an elite assassin, who eventually discovers her true identity and origin. This film felt like Clan of the Cave Bear meets Le Femme Nikita mixed in with some genetic engineering. The soundtrack was horrible and made me feel like I was watching one of those old-fashioned dubbed Asian kung-fu movies, which had sudden gongs or drums to accentuate a dramatic scene. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy those kung-fu movies, and I've come to expect those sound effects, but for Hanna (replacing the gongs with techno beats) it just didn't work. In fact, it was distracting and made the movie seem somewhat "cheap." British director, Joe Wright has done some wonderful films in the past, and I'm truly disappointed that he failed to bring emotional depth to the flat, uncaring, and unresponsive characters.
My rating: 1.5 out of 5
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