Primate Perspective writes:
I must admit that I have been looking forward to Hanna ever since I read that director Joe Wright was going to try something a little different. From the start of the movie you are under no illusion that this is not going to be a straightforward experience. Immediately you are stuck by some exquisite cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler (SUNSHINE) who uses natural landscapes and some magnificent locations to appease our eyes.
Once the action kicks off the influences from LA FEMME NIKITA, LEON and RUN LOLA RUN are very much apparent as Hanna moves from one location to another with ruthless efficiency and panache. While being an ACTION THRILLER I found the movie to approach this genre in a very DRAMATIC way. Hanna herself evolves through movie thanks to her interaction with other characters. It is this development that makes this a step above most films in this genre.
LRA writes: Our efforts to avert disaster by avoiding this past weeks horrible offerings were only partially successful when our back up films turned out to be no better with only a couple exceptions. Other than Brian, who played a bit of catch up this week by explaining why both Hanna and Rango were two of last years best films, James and I found ourselves on the complete opposite side of the spectrum with our film choices which include the new fantasy/adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and the comedy(?) Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. We also find some time to cover some recent television shows we have been watching as well as our thoughts on the 84th Academy Awards show. Featured music this week is from the album "Journey's Greatest Hits" and the "Rango" motion picture soundtrack.
The boys are back with another exciting edition of the SYDCaST. Contained within this weeks episode you’ll find Aaron talking about some movies, Daniel talking about Skyrim, Luke talking about Skyrim and Vampire Diaries – We tried to skip past that last topic but it didn’t work. The guys also discuss the future of technology when they have a lengthy conversation about the newly announced 4K projectors. Remember to send your questions to [email protected] if you’d like to have them answered on next weeks show.