release year: 2008
viewing setting: 2008
synopsis: Depressed, alcoholic only-one-of-his-kind super-being Hancock must try to repair his negative public image as he begins to learn about his origins.
impressions: It started out as one thing and then abruptly swerved into another direction. Overall, it did make sense and I was okay with it, but during the middle of the movie, some viewers may take exception to the shift in focus. The key point of this movie: what would you do if you could fly, lift tanks, and were invulnerable...but had no idea where you came from or how you got your powers? Hancock shows us, by utterly ceasing to care about what he does or what anyone thinks of him. A chance meeting offers hope to turn things around, but there are secrets waiting to explode.
something this movie has that no other movie has: Normal inmates in jail foolishly threatening someone they can't possibly hurt in any way.
acting: Will Smith plays the interesting lead character described above. Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron are the couple who befriend him and try to help him.
final word: Entertaining and different, but probably a one-time viewing experience.
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