If you think you know where Hancock
is going, you're in for a surprise.
It starts as a comedy, becomes an action
flick, then winds up as a relationship drama.
You're either going with it, or you won't
-- but the first part of the movie was good enough for me to
stay with it until the end.
The special effects are top-notch, but
if they make another Hancock, they should send him to
the AA plus finishing school.
is another good premise ruined by bad writing.
The idea of a bumbling super hero is funny,
but halfway through this film it takes an unexpected plot turn
and suddenly becomes a drama (from which it never recovers).
Will Smith may be the "king of the
4th of July box office," but at this rate he will soon be
floundering at Groundhogs Day.
Too bad I couldn't warn you sooner.
Will Smith plays a mixed-up, disorderly,
hard-drinking L.A.-based super hero in the summer blockbuster
film called Hancock.
His character is, at first look, a real
After some sort of accident, the unwilling
crime-fighter doesn't know who he is or why he's in the big city.
He just knows he has talents for flying
and magical powers to smash tall buildings with a single bound.
He's an alcohol-soaked-looking dude with
a bum's wardrobe and a really bad attitude.
There's a bunch of interesting plots that
weave through this story.
It's a slightly quirky off-centered approach
for a super-hero movie, but that's what I liked -- a different
combination of action, comedy, and drama.