The 2019 series beats the movie hands-down. Binge-watching the series, I went to review it, but then read all of the one-star reviews about how the movie was so much better. I thought I'd give it a fair shot. Even paid for this. It wasn't better. THIS is your one-star attraction.
You think this Hanna is a stronger lead? I found her to be even more timid and ridiculously out of touch for someone taught 4+ languages, world history, and other major subjects. The series Hanna bothered me with that as well, but the movie Hanna is far worse.
And what is with this cheesy 1980s suspsense music? I mean seriously what the hell. It was 2011, not 1981.
Saorise is a good actress, but I think Esma has by far the better presence. I see complaints about Esma seeming to be too timid, but the scenes in the series are direct, in your face, and at times brutal. Even the scene in the movie in the container yard, there was an opportunity for the Saorise Hanna to completely lay them out, and she doesn't. The final scene is so bland and devoid of emotion. You would think there would be some kind of character development, in spite of it's much shorter time in which to do it, but there is just nothing.
I thought for sure the movie would be more fast-paced, since Hanna Season 1 (2019) had 8 hours to do it. I was wrong. The Hanna movie is slow, drawn out, and boring as hell. This extra time gave for some pivotal development with Sophie as a friend, which allow Hanna to come out of her robotic shell and express actual feelings at times.
This movie isn't all it's cracked up to be. I think people over-glorified it, just because it was the original.