HANNA looks like a hella lotta fun!
Hey folks, Harry here with a link to a film that'll be hitting that second Friday in April - and continues a trend in film that hasn't been the most successful as of yet. What trend is that? The BADASS young girl genre. Now - I happen to love the films that have come out this year that played to this. KICK-ASS, LET ME IN & TRUE GRIT... but it seems the older critical set doesn't seem to be in love with it - and as of yet, no Studio has really figured out how to properly market the intense lil girl flick to make tons of money and cross-over.
Now, this time, the badass girl that kicks ass is played by the Saoirse Ronan, and it isn't an R-rated film, though the trailer seems fairly intense. Looks like her father who has trained her to be a bad ass is Eric Bana - and then I've got the notion she's out to kill Cate Blanchett.
So click here to check out HANNA - what do you think?
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Dec. 22, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST
Dec. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST
This looks pretty awesome and dare I say badass.
Dec. 22, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST
Looks amazing....and its spelled HANNA
Dec. 22, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
I'm a little tired of trailers showing us the entire film in snippets, but to include the twist? That's just wrong.
Dec. 22, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST
It's "Hanna" with one "h". It even has one of the largest title cards I've seen in a long time at the end of the trailer.
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST
and yes it looks fucking good. A little girl killing CIA agents!
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST
A quick glance at Metacritic seems to indicate that "the older critical set" whatever that is was quite taken with True Grit and Let Me In. Less so on Kick-Ass, but even that is showing as Green with a 66 out of 100.
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST
I don't know what you silly folks are talking about, HANNA is right!
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
SECOND! YOU WERE SECOND! TAKE THAT! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST
And there's a Hannah Montana joke in here somewhere, but I'm too lazy to fish it out. you guys have at it though.
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
Mostly because the badass young girl genre has been dominated by the unwatchably annoying hammy acting of Chloe Moretz. I can't understand why middle age fanboys drool over her.
Dec. 22, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST
That's a strange line. To the contrary, it seems like the films you listed were critically and publicly acclaimed and each in part because of the young girl bad-assery. EVERY review of Kick Ass lauded Chlöe Moritz.<br> <br> Just sayin'.
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
I want to see this, too, based solely on the trailer. It looks like a classy action flick. And Harry, I agree with your observation that the movie industry appears to have difficulty with marketing movies like this and, especially, most older movie critics blatantly express unease at young female characters who are depicted as killers. They have old fashioned ideas as to how females in general should be portrayed, regardless of whether they are underage, I think. It's an interesting topic for further discussion -- is it sexist and patronizing to be against movie characters like this? Or, is it exploitive in some way -- like, substituting violence in lieu of budding female sexuality (Hollywood and the public won't accept the kind of movies that Brooke Shields or Jodie Foster appeared in when they were barely teens).
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST
Is it really a failure that 55 year old Reginald Tunney, Railway Station Manager out of Derry Township isn't exactly chompin' at the bit to see some slip of a skirt shoot baddies with her daddy's bow and arrow? Or is it an affirmation that the world isn't quite fucked yet. I'm a movie geek to be sure, but I don't need every fucking human in the planet to be a movie geek to validate my identity. This is what's wrong with the movie industry, they spend $40,000 on a fucking prop and then try desperately to get every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the movie theater to compensate for the ridiculous expense. Solution: stop wasting money when producing these features and target them at the people who are actually interested in watching them. Then we may actually enter an age of 'quality film making' and exit the current age of 'quantity film making' which many will attest has produced a majority of mediocre shit. --rant....over.
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST
A movie you're supporting that for once DOESN'T look like complete and utter shit!
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST
You mean to tell me that it is beyond your frameworks capability to accommodate the newline '\n' or return '\r' characters so we can have some bloody white space in our dialog. Christ, not even simple Regular expression functionality to translate them into 'web safe' "<br>" or "<p>" tags? If so, for shame.
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
She was in 3 major releases -- going from kiddie movie (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), to action and then to serious, disturbing drama. For most young actors, to take on performances that span such a range, especially when one is not even a teen yet, usually occurs over a few years. Frankly, it's impressive. As for her performance in Kick-Ass, it did strike me as a bit hammy (and I came into the movie having followed the original comic first), but upon repeated viewing, it seems like she's playing it that way on purpose but up to the point when Hit Girl's father, Big Daddy, is murdered. Not necessarily to defend her (as I don't know what she and Matthew Vaughn worked out for her performance), but in this context, it could be said that she played Mindy as a girl who herself (the character) was purposely playing up the ideal "daddy's little girl" part for her father. It looks like that after the shift in tone in her performance after Big Daddy dies. As for Let Me In, she was amazing in that. Although that movie wasn't seen by many, it wouldn't surprise me if she nabs a surprise (to the public) acting nomination for it. That movie didn't do well for a number of reasons. (But for reasons I liked: it had a very anti-1980s Spielberg suburban fantasy movie vibe, and an anti-Reagan America theme, and touched upon implied pedophilia -- Abby is essentially Lolita but forever trapped as a 12-year-old, and her caretaker and Owen are the old and young versions of the Humbert character from Nabokov's novel. Obviously, the typical American viewer simply did not want to watch a vampire movie with themes like this.) I look forward to seeing what she'll do as the title character in next year's movie version of Emily the Strange.
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST
Is this some attempt to deliberately limit post response size by 'preventing' paragraph spacing? If so it might be time to frequent a less restrictive website.
Dec. 22, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST
When I was in New York a few months ago, I saw a bunch of ad's for this year's X-mas show, and there was a girl featured on the poster that looked just like her? Was that indeed Hit-Girl?
Dec. 22, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
you're of course right, I think Harry just enjoys imagining he's young, hip, and contrarian and has tapped into some movie vibe that the oldsters just don't get.
Dec. 22, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST
Now why can't you sad little fuckers just say something similar and get out of here without spewing more bile about your lives and/or ripping Harry a new asshole??
Dec. 22, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST
Can't wait for some single-take tracking shot action sequences in this flick. Well, Wright better deliver these anyways.
Dec. 22, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST
Dec. 22, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST
only solidifies that hollywood has no good ideas left in its empty fucking head.
Dec. 22, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST
Does that make these untalented hack director cum at the thought of it. Why do they want to turn the innocent into the harsh and vulgar?
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
Well said. Accept your limitations and audience. I want to see this, my girlfriend doesn;t. but i will skip work to see it and I know I'll enjoy it. I am the audience. Sex and the city crowd....nope. accept quality over the need for quantity.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST
Umm ... at the overall cinematic milieu of this flick, that is, not the ass-kicking jailbait. Oh, and extra FAP in the general direction of Ms. Blanchett too.
Dec. 23, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST
Oh, and the FIRESTARTER remake: bring it on
Dec. 23, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST
This looks jaw droppingly awesome. A very deeply rendered dark concept action film that takes itself seriously? Yeah I'll be seeing that in the theater a few times. Can't wait to see Eric Bana in this - man, this just looks like it was knocked straight out of the ballpark for this kind of movie goer.
Dec. 23, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST
The poster above who said suggested that Hollywood make and market these things for the core audience is dead on... Keep the costs reasonable, get this stuff to the right audience and do it right... And keep em coming :) I'm all for quality AND quantity. There are *so* many good ideas out there.
Dec. 23, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST
And yes..at 16 it is ok to say a bitch is hot. Fucks sake...she's been legal in most of Europe for a couple a year already people. Fap away. My trouble with ANY of these films is one of physical believability. Lets face it...nobody who weights 90# wet, with no visible musculature is going to be able to do the kinds of things the people in these types of movies do (Snapping necks, stripping weapons out of hands, etc...), it physically can't happen. Ever see a scrawny Special Ops member? No...you didn't.
Dec. 23, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST
by Bret Kenyon
Dec. 23, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST
What the horribly dissapointing Kick-Ass should've been...
Dec. 23, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST
Out of Hit-Girl and Big-Daddy. Fuckin Kick-Ass... *GRUMBLES INCOHERENTLY*
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