Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenager living in a remote cabin in the secluded Finnish forest with her father Erik Heller (Eric Bana). She spends most of her days doing ordinary kid things like training to become an assassin by hunting deer with bows and arrows, gutting said deer with her bare hands, engaging in hand to hand combat with her father, target practice with pistols, memorizing fake life stories, and learning about a dozen languages. Hanna has spent nearly her entire life living there, away from the real world and any sort of technology. The only real piece of technology she comes into contact is a radio transmitter which her father presents to her, explaining that once it is turned on, a CIA agent by the name of Marissa Weigler (Cate Blanchett) will learn of their location and come to find and kill her. He warns her to only flick it on when she feels ready to face the challenge.
|Forget Barbies... Hanna enjoys gutting deer with her bare hands.|
|Cate Blanchett as a murderous CIA agent is some inspired casting.|
|The chase at the docks is one of the best in the movie.|
|By the end of the movie, Hanna racks up an impressive body count.|
TL;DR - Nicely shot, fast paced and with a killer score, but lacking in the action department - 7/10