Hancock

Hancock, 2008 film starring Will SmithCharlize Theron and Jason Bateman.  Funny, drunk super hero time!

Hancock (Smith) is a man who can’t be hurt or killed, a super hero who can not remember who he is or where he comes from.  He also can not get anything right and causes more damage than he saves in his constant drunk state.  Then one day he saves Ray(Bateman) from a horrible train wreck.  Ray is a publicist who wants to re-pay Hancock by making him a better super hero, a likable super hero.  He also meets Ray’s wife Mary (Theron) who he is drawn to for some unknown reason which is soon discovered.

This was a great pick me up film.  Funny, not serious, just plain fun.  Smith was very good as the drunk super hero.  The story was great, original and very well acted.  The visuals were pretty good.  I kept laughing hard when Hancock was flying through the city in a most awkward way while still holding his whiskey bottle.  I like a film that shows a more human side to the super hero type rather than the all business serious type.  Bateman was awesome in this, he is a great actor in his own right.  The Casting was great, those three top names will draw everyone in and the story will make people love it.  If you haven’t seen it then you have missed out.  Definitely on the ‘Watch Again’ list

 




 

 

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