5 February 2019 | snowboarderbo
I liked it quite a lot
I liked the movie. The TV show is not the movie, but both share the same creator/writer. IMO that makes the changes okay: different mediums require different drafts of the same story.
The acting is different, especially in the case of portraying Hanna, but it's fine because: different actors working in a different medium with different scripts/stories. The acting is good, even very good and IMO viewers should not worry about the differences and focus on what is presented.*
What is presented is very, very good. Good script, good narrative structure, good direction, good editing, good musical direction, good acting and good cinematography add up to much more than the sum of it's parts.
There are some potential plot holes, mostly having to do with recent and rapid technological advances, but S1E1 was both enjoyable and intriguing.
*The main difference people will notice is in how in the movie, Hanna was characterized as somewhat other-worldly and aloof, due to her upbringing and, as we find out, possibly due to her real origins. In this show, Hanna is different, and the only problem I had was that she came across too much like a regular teenager, which she is not. I suspect that aspect will become moot as she moves thru society, since part of her upbringing includes being able to blend in. Based on that, I just tried to ignore my annoyance and focus on the positive aspects of the portrayal as I watched.