Quote of the Day — Scarlett Johansson on Her “ScarJo” Nickname

“Oh, it’s awful. It’s a laziness … People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre … so Cate Blanchett is not, like, ‘CaBla’? Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck with [ScarJo]?”

Hanna: Movie Review

Hanna is a teenage girl raised by her father to be an assassin, and she’s spent her entire life in virtual isolation to avoid being killed by the CIA. For most of the film, it’s unclear why she and her father are wanted dead, and all we know is there’s a very beautiful woman in charge of the CIA mission (Cate Blanchett) and she has a specific yet ambiguous agenda. When Hanna’s father releases her to civilization, he’s prepared her for everything except social interaction. Sure she can kill five guys at once, but can she read an enemy? Can she figure out who to trust and who’s manipulating her? There are life lessons you just can’t teach, and it’s interesting to see Hanna navigate these obstacles. Even though the plot is thin, it doesn’t matter. It’s an artistic masterpiece. The soundtrack is by The Chemical Brothers, and the music combined with the well-choreographed action sequences — makes for an incredible movie experience.  My only complaint is the gratuitous violence.  While I have no problem watching 15 guys die simultaneously, once I’m attached to a character, there better be a damn good reason for their death.  That’s not the case in this film.  I often found myself hoping that someone would come to the rescue to avoid certain people’s deaths, but no such luck. Perhaps I’m just a sappy viewer that wants a Hollywood ending.  OVERALL RATING: DISHTASTIC