Friday, December 30, 2011


Lately I've been thinking about things that I actually love. I'll make a sample list. 

Things that El Capitain Actually LOVES.

  1. My Sweatpants. 
  2. My Horse.
  3. My Family. 
  4. My Hockey Team. 
  5. My (best) Friends. 
  6. Last August. 
  7. Adventures. 
  8. Perfume. 
  9. Romance Sleeping.
  10. Movies.      

Which movies make it onto the 'Love' list? Reservoir Dogs, King Kong, Inglourious Basterds, to name a few.
Well this year for Christmas my mother gave my dad the movie Hanna as a gift. And let me tell you, this movie actually might have a spot on that list of movie-love.

As a matter of fact, the more I think about this movie, the more I like it and the more I want to see it again. In my humble opinion, this movie was fabulously directed, the cinematography was out-of-this-world gorgeous, and the soundtrack was haunting and suiting. 

  As a short summary, this movie is about a young girl named Hanna who is raised in isolation by her father. Every day of Hanna's life is training, and by the time she is 14 years old, Hanna is a killing machine; nimble, strong, fast, and smart.

Since I encourage everybody that is reading this review to go and watch this movie, I refuse to give out even the slightest spoilers. But take it from me, Hanna is a bit like the Bourne movies with a twist. 

Part of the film's shock value comes from the character Hanna herself. Hanna is a beautiful fourteen year old girl with the face of innocence. It is shocking at the beginning of the film to find a blue-eyed girl standing over a dying Caribou and saying "I missed your heart".

Hanna redefines tough-girl, and her journey across Europe is stunningly beautiful and an absolute joy to watch. This film is a glorious mix of action, stellar beauty, intrigue, and contains an enjoyable soundtrack by the Chemical Brothers. 

Cordoba, Spain. I've been there! Though I do not recall a German in a yellow track suit sitting on the hood of a car.

Might I also add, This film also stars Eric Bana. Who we all know is very cute

I believe the appropriate girly caption for this photo would be "adorbs" or something like that.

I suppose the only sort of "flaw" this movie has is the some-what weak storyline. But I don't think anyone will be picking the simple story apart because they're too busy admiring how well this film was put together. 

I believe this is why we all envy blondes.
Yesterday I was crying over a sore heart. I endured an emotional sucker punch and I haven't been handling it very well. My father said to me that I need to have a little more Hanna in me. I suppose he's right, maybe I should. Maybe we all should. 

I missed your heart.

1 comment:

  1. If you recommend it, I'll watch it! The King's Speech was great too haha and I saw it solely based on your recommendation :) Nice to hear from your again El Capitain!