I have been a lifelong fan of Luc Besson. He has created some fantastic movies.
The first movie of his I ever saw was La Femme Nikita back in 1990. (You should watch this one)
This is a movie about a down on her luck drug user who gets recruited into a secret organization after she kills a police officer. They trains her to be a perfect sexy assassin.
This was remade into an American movie called “Point of No return” which removed the edgy bits that made the story work out well for me in the original.
This got turned into an American tv series called “La Femme Nikita” that ran for many seasons. (1997 – 2001).
This was relaunched as an American tv show called Nikita (2011 – 2013)
So in short the premise of the movie La Femme Nikita has been milked well by Luc Besson.
In 2014 he did a movie called Lucy, which is about a woman who involuntarily gets involved in a bad deal and transforms into a merciless warrior. (Which is getting a sequel soon)
Now let us get back to the movie Anna I am reviewing.
it is about a down on her luck drug using girl who gets recruited into the KGB and becomes a top sexy assassin for them.
- Pretty Girl
- Recruitment into some nefarious organization
- Perfect sexy assassin .
Again it is a good movie but it feels like a bad remake of Le Femme Nikita and Lucy
But it is a story he has told well many times and people who are not as familiar with his movies this might come off as original.