Thursday 5 May 2011

Dear Joe Wright, Please direct more action movies. Thank you.

Saw Joe Wright's Hanna last night. Very impressive. Crisp, elegant, with clean, coherent action, a striking central performance from Saoirse Ronan and a pulsating synth score by the Chemical Brothers, all artfully shot by Alwin Kuchler. At the Q&A that followed, Wright bemoaned the budgetary constraints that meant the originally scripted ending needed major revision, but, that aside, this comes highly recommended.