“There are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock. With great power comes great responsibility — everyone knows that — everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock’s well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough — as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn’t the kind of man who cares what other people think — until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey, and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock’s greatest challenge yet — and a task that may prove impossible as Ray’s wife, Mary, insists that he’s a lost cause.”
Wow it’s not too often that I see as many movies in a row in theatres as I have in the last week, however if I do, it’s not often that I see too many “GOOD” movies as I have in the last week with that being said Hancock ranks up there with some of the greatest movies I’ve seen along with WANTED which I saw last Thursday.
Hancock IS definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen, it has comedy, action, suspense and surprisingly enough a slight love story as well. The overall plot is great, even had a couple of twists that I thought I knew exactly what was going on and then it turned around and stumped me a bit, not really one dull moment during this movie. Some odd moments however (such as a super hero, if you will, shaving his face with his fingernails) but no dull moments whatsoever. I found myself laughing out loud, my heart racing and emotions jumping about on occasion with this movie, definitely a must see.
The visual effects of the movie were spectacular, clean, crisp and smooth…no cheesy effects that you merely laugh at and that take you out of the movie experience. The only complaint I would have about the effects is that some of the action that took place, seemed like they zoomed in on too much of the action which made it slightly hard to make out everything. Also some of his flying effects didn’t really impress me as it seemed “sloppy” but still well done.
Will Smith/Jason Bateman/Charlize Theron do such a tremendous job acting in this movie it keeps you entertained. My personal favorite aspect of the movie are all the one liners that Smith zings in here and there.
Overall…certainly a must see. I would see this movie again, also paying full price, possibly seeing it even more than just again. I’m going to rate this movie 3 1/2 out of 4 martini glasses, while this was an awesome movie, I can’t give it the full 4 due to the fact that I don’t believe this could classify as an “epic” movie, spanning over years of watching (i.e. Lord of the Rings, Matrix and so on…) Would recommend this to everyone I see with no regrets.
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