Treasure Valley Redbox customers mirrored the nation in craving some solid action films for the week ending Oct. 16. According to the dollar-a-night, flicks-in-a-box company, the most-popular DVDs rented in the Boise metro area were Zookeeper, X-Men: First Class, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Hanna. While Zookeeper, the X-Men reboot and the Transformers sequel were box office blockbusters, Hanna was an unlikely No. 4. The film did poorly on the big screen but is clearly resonating with home audiences.
The film tells the story of 16-year-old Hanna Heller (Saoirse Ronan), trained as an immaculate assassin by her ex-CIA father Erik Heller (Eric Bana) in secluded Finland. He dispatches Hanna to Europe for a ruthless mission, and a determined CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), stays on Hanna's heels as she traverses the continent.
If Hanna is unavailable, you may want to check out its star Saoirse Ronan in The Way Back, the true story of Siberian gulag escapees who trekked 4,000 miles to India and freedom. It also stars Ed Harris and Colin Farrell. Or if you want to see a young girl hold her own (against Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, no less), check out Hailee Steinfeld in her Oscar-nominated film debut in True Grit. All titles are available from Redbox.