The Only 'Hanna' Review You Need To Read

We reviewed Hanna this week on the podcast. My colleagues loved it, while I sorta disliked it. But Gabe Delahaye at Videogum gets it! His review of Hanna sums up my thoughts perfectly:

Well, so, that happened. (Excuse me: that hannappened. LOL!) That is the thing about getting your hopes up: don’t! It’s like that old Holden Caufield quotation: “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” Except, instead of telling people anything, it’s get your hopes up for movies, and instead of you start missing everybody, it’s you are always mildly disappointed. Hanna had its moments to be sure, but it did not live up to the hype that I had created on my own in my brain for whatever reason. It looked kind of amazing, right? Was it just me? I don’t think it was just me. I know, for example, that it was also some of the people that I went to see it with this weekend. A child assassin! Snow! Eric Bana’s magical face! Some kind of mystery! Did I mention child assassin? Hanna promised us the world. What it delivered was a half-hearted, surprisingly dull action movie with way too much running and a garbage twist. Harumph.

5 comments :: The Only 'Hanna' Review You Need To Read

  1. funny how the last post you made was about people writing terrible comments, and then this post was about videogum.

  2. EDC, if this was Videogum I would so downvote your comment. Sincerely, a Videogum commenter.

  3. Dave,

    this isn't a review. This is merely a rant (not even entertaining for my taste). Reviewing a movie based on what expectations somebody has built up in his mind is simply stating an optinion not a serious reflection of a movie. I haven't seen the movie but this "review" above doesn't provide any useful or interesting writing about the movie. someone had expectations which weren't met. Too bad.

  4. jskoman, thats what I mean.
    vgum is a hideous pile of average at best writing and toxic cliche snark peddlers desperately trying to accepted.
    in my opinion.

  5. Not exactly the worst film review I've read in my time, but so close!

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