Jul 092008

Hancock Movie PosterThere are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility — everyone knows that — everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock’s well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough — as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn’t the kind of man who cares what other people think — until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey, and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock’s greatest challenge yet — and a task that may prove impossible as Ray’s wife, Mary, insists that he’s a lost cause.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Romance; Release Date: July 2nd, 2008 (wide); MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and language.

Cast: Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan and Charlize Theron

Director: Peter Berg

This was basically the Will Smith show again, just like “I Am Legend”. I thought Will stepped outside of his normal good guy role this time. His potrayal of an all around, highly intoxicated, grade A, professional as*hole was very good! His piss poor attitude was only out matched by his supreme arrogance! I thought looking into the mindset of a superhero who suffered from the same emotional pitfalls as other humans was definitely a different take than what we are used to seeing in typical superhero flicks, but that’s about it for the plot. The ending was mediocore! There was no real enemy here. They were their own worst enemies. And what was with the tornadoes during the fight scene, what purpose did that serve? I thought a super villian was about to arrive so Hancock and the blonde could team up to fight it.

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