There are heroes... there are superheroes... and then there's Hancock (Will Smith). 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 (Jason Bateman), 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 (Charlize Theron), insists that he's a lost cause.
REVIEW: What a great
idea! Sounds like a really cool story. The previews are
amazing. The cast looks like a lot of fun. The special
effects are out of this world. Hancock has got nothing to
envy Superman. All these thoughts ran through my mind before
actually seeing the film. It started pretty good. It was
captivating and funny with decent action and special
effects. The story was moving along nicely too, until it hit
some sharp turns and speed bumps which took it to the realm
of “huh?”. Some of the twists were pretty cool, but some of
them were not. What a shame because it was going so well. It
seems like they tried to spice up the plot but they ended up
over complicating it when it would have been better off
being just plain, simple, and straightforward. Superhero
movie storylines do not need to be overly elaborate, the
action and special effects, though, do. In this case,
practically every aspect of the movie was pretty good except
for the way the plot was laid out towards the end of the
Hancock (Will Smith) means well whenever he does a hero deed
but he brings new meaning to the phrase “damage control”.
Dealing with his internal struggles and his poor external
image to the very people he tries to help, leaves him in a
state of loneliness and carelessness. But don’t judge this
book by its cover because there is good in him, we can feel
it. He just needs for people to be a little grateful and
accepting and he needs some really good P.R. training. This
is where the ever-optimistic P.R. specialist Ray Embrey
(Jason Bateman) comes in to save the day. Will Smith does
and yet another fine performance with this role. He made it
his own. I’ve seen better Bateman work, but this one was
okay. Charlize Theron as Mary Embrey was right on as well
and it doesn’t hurt that her eyes mesmerize. Overall, it is
the Hancock character that steals your attention and your
heart. He is different, but he is still very human. Luckily,
the performances and these characters are backed up by a
script that is sharp, witty and easy to follow. The
combination of cinematography and special effects also help
keep the movie afloat even though they start to deteriorate
towards the end. The costumes were interesting too. All this
put together (the acting, the dialogue, the action and
special effects) helps cover up the weaknesses in the
I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I thought
it would be the surprise mega-blockbuster of the season.
Not! But it is not a bad movie. It was plenty fun to watch
but just not as good as I was expecting. Director Peter Berg
can hold his head high with this work even though it has its
flaws. It is an adequate follow up to his last work, one of
my personal favorites, The Kingdom. Yeah, okay, so I might
be a little biased, you caught me. Regardless, add this one
to your summer movie queue.
Review By Cine Marcos
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The starting idea was great... Never
though of superhero with mess, n
just do whatever he want.
But at middle part become ehm.... ehm..
"what? huh?" (no good actually)
no much special effect as well.
Ehm.. i think this is not a great film
when compare with other summer season
funny i thought it was horrible.
It should have been 2 separate movies.
The beginning had NOTHING to do
with the ending.
He went from a drunk superhero, being
funny, and etc ....to a superhero
with a new outfit...wtf was the entire
point of the 2 hours in between
if that was the result
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