If planning to see the new thriller "Hanna" (and you should), then fasten your seat belts. Wow.
Director Joe Wright ("Atonement") once again guides Saoirse Ronan to a stunning performance in this kinetic, demented fairy tale mixing nonstop action, character-driven plot, and a cool The Chemical Brothers score. Indeed, the climactic finale is set in a Brothers Grimm theme park.
Hanna (Ronan) is a literal babe in the woods raised by her father in a remote Finnish cabin. Her home schooling includes fluency in several languages, hunting, shooting and hand-to-hand combat. She's never seen any other human besides her father.
That's because daddy (Eric Bana) is a former covert operative who has trained his angelic-looking daughter with one thought in mind: to kill Marissa Weigler, and to adapt or die. OK, so that's two thoughts.
Cate Blanchett is memorable as the crafty Marissa, a wicked CIA queen so tough she wields her toothbrush like a weapon — on herself.