What do you get when you combine a depressed alcoholic, super powers and comic relief? You get Hancock! In the starring role playing the title character, Will Smith brings this anti-super hero to life. Hancock is a man who is grumpy, rude and wakes up with a bottle of whiskey in his hands. Sure, he helps the city fight crime, but he does it in a way that causes more harm than good. Superheroes are most often seen as a vital part of any city, and they’re usually loved by all citizens. The opposite is true with Hancock, who is told by citizens that they would be better off without him. They want him to leave, but where could Hancock go? He doesn't even remember who he is.
Hancock is seen as a lost cause by everyone, even himself. However, that is all changed when he saves the life of Ray (Jason Bateman). Out of the whole city, Ray and his son, Aaron, are the only ones who believe that there is a classic Super Hero somewhere inside of Hancock. Ray is persistent that he can make a positive change in Hancock’s life and, after a while, Hancock starts to believe it himself.
As things begin to improve, there is one character in particular who continues to display doubt in Hancock. As it turns out, she is holding a secret that can threaten the lives of herself, Hancock and other L.A citizens. It is up to Hancock to make it right.
Hancock is an entertaining movie that shows a new take on a super hero. Will Smith brings a likability to Hancock that makes us believe in him and we want him to succeed from the beginning. If you have a love of all things action-packed, as well as a good story, Hancock does not disappoint.
- Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan, Johnny Galecki
- Columbia Pictures
- Peter Berg