This movie was fantastic. It’s a great spin on your average super hero flick. Although from what I hear, avid super hero fans didn’t like the movie. Maybe it’s the anti-super hero fan in me that like the movie so much. It was wonderful to see a pissed off, drunk, uncaring super hero who just wants to be appreciated and has given up on our world actually caring about him. We love super heros when they’re good but we really hate them when they’re drunk! I really want to see this again and will be getting the DVD when it comes out.
Action, Drama, Fantasy
John Hancock (Will Smith) is an unhappy and reluctant superhero who is living in his own world. For some unknown reason, Hancock is depressed and has started drinking very heavily. He has saved many lives in Los Angles over the years, but in doing so, he has no regards for damaging buildings, trains, roads, cars, or anything that gets in his way to get the job done. The last time he captured several criminals, it cost the city $9 million to fix the damages. The public has had enough of Hancock, and they want him to stop or go to another city. Then one day, Hancock saves the life of Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) from being run over by a train. Ray is a Public Relations executive who now can go home to his wife and child, because Hancock was there. Ray owes Hancock his life, and he makes it his mission to change his superhero’s image and have the public cheering him. Ray’s wife, Mary (Charlize Theron), believes Hancock can not be fixed, and she doesn’t want Ray to be hurt.
Oh, and it might have helped a little that it had Will Smith in it. He sure can pick a good script and make the movie work. It was rumored that this might be his first July 4th movie to bomb since MIB II but that proved to be wrong. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for his next big hit.