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'Hanna' starring Saoirse Ronan - trailer review

Hanna Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana Rating: PG-13 Release Date: April 8, 2011


MY THOUGHTS: Hanna is one of those rare movies that is so chock full of potential that I can honestly say I don't know where to begin. And for those that know me, personally or professionally, most will agree that it's a rare occasion when I'm left speechless.

It's difficult to say what drew me in first with this trailer. On a strictly visual level, Joe Wright, the same man who brought us that staggering long take of the beach in Atonement has never been one to disappoint visually. Hell, it could be be a film about a cat peeing in a litter box and I have no doubt that Joe Wright would find a way to make it look beautiful.

But thankfully, it's not. It's about a young girl who is trained by her father to be the perfect assassin in order to escape the clutches of a ruthless agent. So lucky for me, we've got Joe Wright and a kick-ass plot. I'm expecting a little Leon: The Professional (without the weird sexual tension, of course) and maybe a splash of Kill Bill.

Which brings me to my next point. Ya know what sets this apart from some other great revenge or assassin movies? It's not too often you stumble across such a solid cast, and the trailer makes good use of them. I only hope I can say the same when the movie hits theaters, but rest assured, I will be biding my time until it does!

'Take Me Home Tonight Trailer' starring Topher Grace and Anna Farris - trailer review

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