Hanna turned out to be a brilliant watch for many reasons. It was a funny, actions packed, looked great and had a pumping sound track by the Dust Brothers, now better known as the Chemical Brothers.
As the name suggests the story revolves around Hanna. A young girl raised in isolation who has been government trained to kill. Eric Banna plays the father, who turned rogue agent and escaped with her to save her from a life as a government assassin.
However, Hannah comes of age and wants to experience the world outside the woods for herself and a chain of events are set off that see Hannah travel round the globe trying to escape the clutches of head of programme, Cate Blanchett.
The acting is solid throughout from all of the 3 main cast members and the look Nd feel of the film is distinctly German and industrial. Chemical Brothers' sound track adds to the German feel of the film and the action comes thick and fast and handled brilliantly.
What was a real surprise though, was how well the rest of the film was handled though. Scenes of Hanna trying to make friends and make sense of the world outside that which she had known all her life was both touching, poignant and at times down right funny.
The parts of her travelling across Europe with experiencing everything life had to offer for the first time were handled with sensitivity and, I thought, real understanding. Yet at the same time, scenes of her kicking arse where brutal and unflinching.
Hanna was a thoroughly enjoyable film that ticked all boxes and I thought it was a very descent attempt at giving a familiar theme (The genetically modified killer) a slightly new twist.