Posted on 9/10/11 08:49 PM
A movie that succeeds at maintaining its offbeat tone, even at the cost of some of its characters, particularly the villain played by Cate Blanchett (who seems to be channeling her earlier cartoonish work in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Hanna plays as much like a fairy tale on steroids as it does an action thriller. I admired the scope of the movie and the performances were great, especially that of Ronan. But some of the imagery (such as a rundown amusement park) were a little too obvious for its own good. Entertaining and different if somewhat hobbled by style and heavy-handed metaphor.