by mr sparkle on April 8, 2011

in Film

The most immediately shocking thing about Hanna might be the movies that preceded it in director Joe Wright’s filmography. The young filmmaker’s other three films have been Pride & Predjudice, Atonement and The Soloist – all three have a varnished, classic feel to them; and though Atonement played with some technique, they all felt like they could have been Harvey Weinstein’s horse in the Oscar race any given year. Just look at their plots – one is based on a classic english novel, another is about teaching a man with mental disabilities how to function in the world while examining his troubled past.

On the other hand, Hanna is about a teenage girl who was trained by a secret-agent father to murder.

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