Secret agents and assassin thrillers have been on the rise in recent years; we’ve even seen an increase in the female leads in these films and television shows (such as “Salt,” ”Get Smart” and “Alias”). There haven’t been too many child assassins in recent years, but that is what we are getting in the new film “Hanna” by director Joe Wright.
Wright has been known for award-winning dramas like “Atonement” and “Pride and Prejudice.” I am really curious to see if he is able to incorporate the action and thriller motif as well.
In “Hanna,” teenager (Saoirse Ronan) is raised by a man, Erik Heller (Eric Bana), to be the ultimate assassin and warrior. All of her training comes into play for her assignment to infiltrate a government facility and kill the agent Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett). But when things don’t go as planned she goes on the run and the chase ensues. As more factors are uncovered, Hanna finds out more about herself then she planned and she has to make the decision to go through with her mission or try to uncover the truth behind her existence.
The trailer is accompanied by a great song by The Chemical Brothers, who have done the score for the film. I have been excited for this movie for a while, and although the trailer might make the movie seem a bit more fast-paced than it really is, I don’t care and I am still looking forward to this film.
“Hanna” — which also stars Olivia Williams, Tom Hollander and Jessica Barden — makes its way into theaters April 8th.
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