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Movie Review: “Hancock”

February 6, 2009

Cast

  • Will Smith as John Hancock
  • Charlize Theron as Mary Embrey
  • Jason Bateman as Ray Embrey
  • Jae Head as Aaron Embrey
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
 
John Hancock (Will Smith) is a Los Angeles drunkard with superhuman powers, including supersonic flight invulnerability, immortality, super-strength and a terribly bad attitude.  Though he uses his powers to rescue people, and stop criminals his activities inadvertently cause millions of dollars in property damage from carelessness due to his constant intoxication and his cynical attitude.  Hancock meets Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) when Ray becomes trapped on railroad tracks facing collision with an oncoming freight train.  Ray offers to improve Hancock’s public image in return for saving his life, and Hancock grudgingly accepts.  Hancock goes out to a celebration dinner with Ray and his wife Mary (Charlize Theron), with whom he reveals his apparent immortality and his amnesia from 80 years ago.  After Hancock tucks a drunken Ray in bed, he discovers that Mary also has superhuman powers. He threatens to expose her unless she explains their origins.  Where did Hancock’s superhuman powers come from?  Who or what was Hancock before his amnesia?  Who is Mary to Hancock?  You will have to watch the movie to find the answers to these questions.  🙂

I thought this movie was pretty cool!  That acting was very good and the special effects were fantastic!  It didn’t live up the hype that was given to it to me but very good none the less.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    I agree with your last sentence! I was saying, “WHAT?” during the whole movie!

  2. February 7, 2009 7:43 PM

    Will Smith is my one of my husbands favorite actors. We haven’t seen this yet and I’ve been wondering about it, now I kinda want to see it!! Sounds like a good story line!

  3. February 7, 2009 10:47 PM

    Gosh, I just don’t like Will Smith as an actor. He is soooo corny and tres annoying! Maybe because the little sense of humor that I do have is rather dry. My son–now he loves him (but he’s 10!).

  4. February 8, 2009 12:49 AM

    It’s definately worth a DVD rental Nikki!

  5. February 8, 2009 12:50 AM

    If your son loves Will Smith then he would really like this movie Morocco!! It’s good for all ages, even a 10 year old!! 🙂

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