Hancock

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In a very clever concept, Will Smith plays a dysfunctional super hero in the action comedy Hancock. John Hancock (Will Smith) is a drunken, self-absorbed super hero who causes tremendous damage every time he stops a crime or rescues someone. When a couple hoodlums are driving down the street waiving guns Hancock lands in the back seat of the car and punches his feet through the floor (like Fred Flintstone) stopping the car and then perches the car on top of a tall building. Later, when a vehicle being driven by a man named Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) is stuck on a railroad track, Hancock doesn’t just move the car, he stops the train causing millions of dollars of damage to the city. Ray, a public relations executive, wants to pay Hancock back for saving his life by helping to repair his damaged image. Ray tells Hancock to turn himself in, go to jail, and wait for the city to want his help. This sounds reasonable to Hancock so he complies and is sent to jail. Then a fight breaks out and Hancock puts two prisoners in an unnatural and painful position. The city demands his release and he leaves the jail in his new super hero outfit. Now a kinder, gentler Hancock takes Ray home to meet his wife Mary (Charlize Theron). Mary looks at Hancock funny several times and eventually tells him a secret that changes his life. This movie is interesting in the beginning when Hancock causes all of the damage and even reminds me of myself when I’m flailing around looking for something. (That’s without me using my super powers.) Will Smith is superb as usual and the comedy and action make this a real crowd pleaser. The idea of a less than spectacular super hero is ingenious but the script ran out of good material. For some reason in the third act it changed from a comedy to a drama and looses some of its appeal and even becomes a little silly. This film takes several missteps but it’s entertaining and I’m giving it a C+ rating..

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

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