It's a bit sad when a bunny pooping jelly beans can best critically acclaimed films at the box office, but such is the case this weekend as Hop was top at the box office. Still, the thriller Hanna did surprising well, and beat out Your Highness on Friday.
I hadn't heard much build up about Hanna -- perhaps because of the constant drone in my ears of my children who desperately wanted to see Hop once they learned of the little jelly bean trick. But the more I see and read about Hanna, the more I want to get a babysitter and go. Based on reviews for the film and its trailer, it looks intense.
It stars Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, and Saoirse Ronan, which alone is enough reason to see it, but the plot also looks uniquely gripping. It's about a girl (Ronan) raised in the woods by her father for one purpose -- to kill. As a badass assassin, she travels the world as she hunts her prey. There are also some crazy sci-fi-ish twists in it as well.
Check out this trailer and see what you think:
Reviews have been good for the most part. Blogcrtics.com said, "... hopefully the film finds its audience as it more than deserves to turn into the sleeper hit of the spring." From MTV:
Indeed, "Hanna" is not forgettable. It's the kind of movie that sticks with you for the rest of the night, long into the weekend and then some. I won't speak for you, but that's more than enough reason to earn my ticket money.
While Eonline.com only gave it a B minus, they recommended it as well:
The splashes of Blue Velvet-like surrealism also teeter on indulgence. But the steel-solid focus and conviction of his talented cast help keep Hanna on target, making it worth putting in your crosshairs.