By using her undeniable beauty and charm as a young woman, Anna Poliativas lets loose her strength and skills in order to become one of the best government spies and assassins. Starring Sasha Luss as Anna, Hellen Mirren, Anna Boos, Cillian Murphy and Luke Evans. Written and Directed by Luc Besson.~Paola Diego
For anyone who is looking for a pleasantly unexpected outlier with respect to your normal run -of-the-mill “action/drama movies”.
“ANNA” has the ability to create viewers to think they know what is going to happen, but the movie will flip the script & take an unexpected tangent into the future/past. (It’s not your normal mercenary/hit-man movie. “ANNA’s” early beginnings as well as her current life’s situation gets passed onto the viewer via the timeline of ANNA’s life, and through the movie sporadically jumping into the future as well as by showing what had previously happened in Anna’s life via vivid/harsh flashbacks that jumps around from the present/current scene that had just taken place. (The movie is well written. And I thought that this specific way this movie uses these techniques to keep viewers on their toes. Along with allowing the viewers to understand the nuances regarding Anna’s character, as well as the ever evolving narrative of the movie. Anna’s character would be head scratcher to truly follow her character’s development as the movie went on. Because I don’t think there could have been any other way to make this movie let alone to have the plot of this movie make sense.)
Also, in my opinion this movie wouldn’t have been attempted because it wouldn’t have been possible to make sense. “ANNA” was made to capture the viewer & give the viewers the ability to put themselves in Anna’s situation by looking into her future & flashback scenes.
(I would have to say that adversity of the impossible was a very different & interesting way to explain the characters point of view.)
The movie is fairly easy to follow, and I make this statement assuming that the viewers will be actually paying attention to the movie. It’s special effects look outstanding in 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc. (And also on its digital copy which is also 4K Dolby Vision. On VUDU.)
I purchased this 4K Blu-ray movie on sale for $18.00, and I have no buyers remorse whatsoever!...
I thought that this movie was enjoyable & entertaining. The few people who watched this movie with me thought it was a refreshingly different type of action/drama movie with an unknown female lead character who did an outstanding job!...
I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys these specific movie genres. If you don’t like action, drama, suspense & pretty violent movies then I would pass on a recommendation for this particular movie.
(FYI, it’s rated “R” & has lots of violence, sexual content and explicit language.)
I liked this movie. a little slow to start but good storyline, strong character development, and excellent action!
I really appreciate action movies that give women an opportunity for the lead role.
this is a good action film with believable characters.
I saw this advertised on another film and thought it would be good one to see. My wife wondered what the difference between 4K ultra and 4K. I told her the same as HD and 4K. No way. We watched the movie on HD. It was a very good movie. lots of action. fast moving. Anna is tough and wicked. She can kick butt. We were in the store later and my wife said she wanted to look at a Christmas present for me. We went to the back of the store and looked at the 4K ultra's. I got a $k for her last year. she loved it. We go an ultra and she loved the movie. She is a football fan I call her back to the room to where we have the ultra and she told me to go to the other room if I wanted to watch a movie. I think we will be in the store buying another ultra.
This movie starts out a little confusing timeline wise but comes together and makes perfect sense as it keeps moving. It is largely unknown and very underrated. I would compare it to Atomic Blonde but a little better, actually. Very well done. Sasha Luss is astounding, period, but especially for a newcommer with very little acting experience on her resumé. Excellent breakout film for her. She is very tallented. The story was extremely well thought out as well. The plot keeps moving and wrapps up nicely at the end. A good watch for anyone that likes spy and espionage films.
This movie was much better than I expected. I enjoyed the look and feel of it, and the pace was spot on, it kept my attention from beginning to end, had excellent action sequences, and was full of surprising twists. I can’t think of a suggestion to improve it but I’m ironically hesitant to give it a perfect score. It had a slight feel that it may shape up to be a “B”-movie but it never went there. It’s difficult to explain but I guess I’m just a tough critic. The bottom line is that I recommend seeing it.
Anna was a spectacular film. The story structure in Anna was completely unexpected, it was amazing and it completely modeled one of the major themes in the movie. Every main character played their parts amazingly. This film provided Sasha Luss a great opportunity to showcase her acting abilities, not just the fighting choreography shown in the trailers. Anna is not a "beat 'em up" movie; It's a layered story with some "beat 'em up" elements throughout. Highly recommended.
This movie came and went in the theatres, but I was pleasantly surprised by this Luc Besson action flick. The story is somewhat similar to "Red Sparrow," but different enough to set it apart. The action is much better in this one than the latter, however, as "Red Sparrow" is more of a drama. Good performances all around.
Like many of his previous efforts, Anna is a strong female heroin with special skills and told with a flair uniquely Besson. She uses these skills to fight her way out of seemingly impossible circumstances. This film fits in nicely with Besson’s filmography.