Hanna

Hanna – City

by Alan Rapp on June 18, 2019

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  • Title: Hanna – City
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Hanna - City television review

“City” offers the first major divergences of the series from the source material as Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) and Erik (Joel Kinnaman) reconnect in Berlin and he brings in his old Army contacts to plan a hit on Marissa (Mireille Enos). Unlike in the film where both Hanna and Erik believe she killed the real Marissa, Hanna recognizes the deception from the show’s second episode allowing her father to gather support on a contingency plan to trap their foe. Despite Marissa being able to turn one of Erik’s old friends by offering to settle his substantial debts, the episode still concludes with Marissa staring down the barrel of Erik’s gun.

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Hanna – Friend

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2019

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  • Title: Hanna – Friend
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Hanna - Friend television review

The second episode of the series starts not with Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles), and her recent capture, but with the introduction of Sophie (Rhianne Barret) and her family. Following a scene showcasing the family’s normal dysfunction hitting the road on vacation, only then does the story circle back to Hanna interrogated at the CIA black site. As in the movie, Marissa (Mireille Enos) makes use of a stand-in (Michelle Duncan) that allows Hanna to believe she has successfully killed the person responsible for her mother’s death prior to escaping the facility. The chance meeting between Sophie and Hanna not only allows Hanna to escape the desert (and later Morocco) but also get a glimpse at a more “normal” family and her first taste of friendship.

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Hanna – Forest

by Alan Rapp on June 5, 2019

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  • Title: Hanna: Forest
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Hanna - Forest television review

There’s a double-edge sword to consider when elongated a two-hour movie into an eight-hour series. On one hand you are able to expand and go into more depth than the original film could ever hope to have done. On the other, events can feel drawn-out longer than necessary by those who remember the pacing of the (far shorter) story. Although I like the idea of Hanna, the Amazon series adapted from the film of the same name, the first episode is mostly uneventful focusing on Hanna’s (Esme Creed-Miles) life in the wilderness and one reckless choice which changes her world forever and alerts the outside world to her existence. Pretty much all set-up, “Forest” focuses on glimpses of Hanna’s training by her father (Joel Kinnaman) far away from the prying eyes of the world after he and his wife (Joanna Kulig) stole Hanna before fleeing into the woods on a journey only Erik and his daughter would survive.

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