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YMMV: Hanna
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Marissa seems unsure about whether she wants to kill Hanna, or love her. It's possible that since she headed the program that spared Hanna from the abortion clinic and genetically engineered her, she views herself as Hanna's creator and rightful "mother", and resents that she doesn't have any children. In some scenes, she's seen listening to recorded tapes of Johanna Zadek (Hanna's mother) talking to her mother about her pregnancy and her relationship with Erik, calling it "self-help". Also, the creepy way she dotes on Sophie's little brother Miles.
    • As much as he loved Hanna, the way Erik raised her can be seen as incredibly selfish - he basically forced her into becoming a super-assassin, depriving her of real emotional connections and pleasures just to see if the CIA experimentation was successful and so that she could kill the woman he hated.
  • Anvilicious: There are many, many fairy tale motifs in the film, and they vary in subtlety - from easily-missed camera angles and lighting tricks to outright references to Hanna's destination as "Wilhelm Grimm's House".
    • The character's name is Knepfler. He only lives in Wilhelm Grimm's House.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The hapless and defenseless Susie Salmon has been reincarnated into a nearly unstoppable killing machine who eats trained adult soldiers and skinheads for breakfast.
  • Les Yay: Between Hanna and Sophie. They share a kiss that may or may not be interpreted as romantic. The camera even uses the Male Gaze when we first see Sophie from Hanna's point of view.
  • Moral Event Horizon: It's implied that Marissa had a slew of young babies from the soldier program killed. Also, see above under Fridge Horror.
  • Narm:
    • Isaacs getting tangled in the swingset chains in the playground fight scene.
    • Hanna's awkward ecstatic "shrieks" whenever she's excited might take getting used to, although it makes sense given that Erik never gave her much instruction on emotions and how to express them.
    • Cate Blanchett puts on a heavy Southern accent that might sound this way to some viewers.
    • When Erik kills one of the mooks in the playground fight, he could have just dropped the dead body, but he took the time to drop the corpse on the roundabout and push it.
  • No Yay: Marissa's obsession with Hanna.
  • Squick: Marrissa sure does care a lot about dental hygiene.
    • Hanna eating a raw egg at Knepfler's house.
  • Spiritual Licensee: If one imagines it this makes an excellent origin movie of Black Widow.
  • Uncanny Valley: What's with Hanna's eyebrows?
  • The Woobie: Hanna. Everyone she'd ever known is either dead or left to an ambiguous fate.

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