I've not been so disappointed in a film before. It's a real shame because for most of the movie there are signs it could be good or even great. There are some stunning action and very intense action sequences, great acting, great cinematography, editing, production design. But then a certain reveal is given towards the end that completely ruins the premise the film seemed to be going for. So you think: "Well, I guess it'll be something else, then?". But no, the movie chooses to end on a totally nihilistic empty note. It literally goes out with a bang but it feels more like a whimper.
How is it that a flick like "Sucker Punch" is accused by critics and the maker of this movie for being mysoginistic, and praise this movie for celebrating girl power? That's beyond me. But I'm afraid AYB's reasoning that the labels of "art film" and "Blockbuster film" may have something to do with it. "Sucker Punch" proved those labels are bullshit. Meanwhile "Hanna" pretends to be an art film and pretends to be an action film as well. It almost succeeds on doing so, but at the end, we can truly see the emperor has no clothes.
I'm curious as to what attracted the likes of Danny Boyle and Alfonso Cuarón to that script. I'll try to find it and read it, because it looks like something was missing in the translation. For most of the movie I was wondering why audiences could be so stupid and rate it so lowly on CinemaScore, but the ending confirmed it for me. I'm so glad I didn't blind buy this as I was planning to.
P.S. "Fay Grim" did the whole "arty thriller" thing a whole lot better a few years ago. But that movie was more or less rightfully derided.
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