Hanna: highly recommended. There are a few parts that feel a little overtly music-video-y, and a few parts that are a bit on-the-nose (can't discuss without spoiling), but overall a really gripping movie. Beautifully shot, Wright knows how to compose the hell out of a shot and I thought the action was really well done and easy to follow. The score was by and large AMAZING, although again a bit overtly BWEEEEP BWOOOOOMP BWEEEEEP BWOOOOMP at times, but that's what you sign up for when you get the Chemical Brothers. Saoirse Ronan fucking owns it and is amazing and flawless. Eric Bana is surprisingly compelling. Cate Blanchett veers a little over-the-top but is generally quite good. And Jessica Barden is adorable and hilarious, when the film really needs a break in the tension.

VAGUELY SPOILERY PART: Unimpressed with what I read as a bit of transfail (bit as in it's about two seconds long) and a bit of homophobia; relieved that for all that some characters are incredibly fucking creepy there's no overt sexual menace directed towards Hanna. This isn't Sucker Punch, is what I'm saying.

The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner: OMG AMAZEBALLS.
The Queen of Attolia, same: What I found to be a complete tonal shift, BUT ALSO AMAZEBALLS. I have no shame about heading into the Grade 5+ room at my library if it nets me books like these. I stayed up way too late two nights in a row to finish these books. EEEEEEEEEE.

Parks and Recreation: Why wasn't I watching this before?


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