film / tv / politics / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / politics / web / celeb


Hanna Clips, Because Children Weren't Evil Enough Without Assassin Training

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 17, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 17, 2011 |

The word “Hanna” and Google Image search mean that you came this close to getting a Miley Cyrus header picture for this. Hanna is due for release on April 8th and features a fourteen year old raised by her secret agent father to be the ultimate killing machine. Eric Bana stars as father of the decade, Saoirse Ronan plays the wee little scamp, and Cate Blanchett plays the nemesis. The first trailer hit back in December, and it looks absolutely fantastic. In advance of the release to theaters, two clips have been released.

The first clip is only available here on the Guardian, because they are British and do not believe in embedding because they don’t have a Constitution like a proper country.

It’s … well they could really do better. In the context of an entire movie, the minute of ratcheting tension before the kid explodes could certainly work, but in clip form on the heels of a trailer which cut this exact minute down to about four seconds (cry, hug, snap, shoot, Blanchett gasp) it just doesn’t do what a clip is supposed to do. Since we already know how it ends, once we get there we just wonder why they didn’t show us something we hadn’t already seen before.

Here’s the second clip, properly embedded the way George Washington intended:

Is this secret base a converted skate park? Why are there enormous round corridors with curved ramps going down into crawlspaces with strobe lights coming out of slots in the floor? What’s with the fan vent things everywhere?

If a film is like eating an entire meal, the trailer should let you sample a little bit of each dish. A clip should take a single dish of the meal and give you a big juicy bite. Here’s the insanely mouth watering trailer for Hanna:

That is the Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s level of trailer. Those clips? The microwave dinner rolls that Uncle Henry brought. Sure, they’re good with enough butter, but where’s the turkey and mashed potatoes already?

I’ve forgotten what movie we were talking about, but now I am very hungry.

Leslie Knope and the Future of American Government | HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! By Mykle Hansen

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.