Movie Review: Anna

This film is directed by Luc Besson and it stars Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Eric Godon.

This film is about Anna (Sasha Luss), who is a Russian undercover assassin. She finds herself in a difficult situation when she is forced to make a decision of helping her country or betray it.

Don’t do it. Unless you’d like to punish someone. I’m not a flashback storytelling person and this film did it too much to the point that I was confused and I decided to not care. The flashback is done constantly and randomly. What I mean with randomly I mean it starts in a particular year then it goes back 5 years then it goes forward 3 years and then back 6 months and so on and so forth. Not only did it annoy me but I no longer cared. The fight scenes were quite good but I already knew what the outcome would be because I had seen what happened 5 years later from the previous scene. This jumping in and out of current timeline not only frustrated me but it loss any possible tension these scenes could have had. I’m currently working in obtaining my Film degree and I’m trying to understand some particular shots but this film had so many random close ups and I didn’t feel the need for them. There are a lot of sex scenes that didn’t work for me. I wasn’t fan of the story although I did like the ending. There are a lot of twists and turns and some I did not see coming. The time jumps take away from the suspense and possibly any reaction to the twists. The acting was decent but nothing more. The actress (Sasha Luss) who plays Anna is distractingly beautiful but her character isn’t more than the beautiful model turned assassin. My favorite acting came from Dame Helen Mirren as she had the best lines and perhaps the most interesting character. The dialogue in this film is hideous. Overall not my cup of tea. Don’t see it. Unless you like a spy action film please feel free to watch it and let me know your thoughts.

I give this a 3 out of 10

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