Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Norse People

Two great pieces of entertainment -- last night the psychotically good first episode of HBO's Game of Thrones and tonight out at the theater amazed how good and suspenseful I found Joe Wright's Hanna. In both cases, crucial stretches of the movie are in some snow covered forest, the northern something or other, and what living in a land like that forges into people.

Starting off in an arctic place, Saoirse Ronan is now the first serious action star of her generation:

Really a treat in the theater -- particularly Cate Blanchett so nasty and some amazing long, flowing action takes, one with Eric Bana in particular -- great to watch. Bond with a soul.

Leave it to the northerners to bring. it.

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