06 Jul 2008
There are heroes. There are superheroes. And then there’s… Hancock. Meet the superhero everybody loves to hate. Hancock is saving the world whether we like it or not.
Superhero John Hancock, played by Will Smith, is an unhappy and reluctant superhero who lives in his own world. Hancock drinks heavily and he always smells of liquor plus almost everybody calls him an A-S H–E! He is depressed for some reason. He is one hero in L.A. who has saved many people’s lives but in the process of getting the job done he causes a lot of damage to properties with no regard for the damage done to the point that the people got fed up especially with his drinking. At one time the city suffered a damage of $9M. Then Hancock meets Ray played by Jason Bateman who is a Public Relations executive whom he saved one day from being run over by a train when he got stuck in traffic at the railway crossing. In return for saving his life, Ray wants to help Hancock with his public image and he wants the people to love Hancock. Ray’s wife, Mary played by the beautiful Charlize Theron, believes Hancock can not be fixed, and she doesnt want Ray to be hurt. It so happens that its a small world after all coz technically Mary and Hancock are married for hundreds of years. Mary also has the same strength and powers as Hancock. It was only about 80 years ago when Hancock suffered an amnesia after being attacked when they were out to see a movie – Frankenstein. So that’s why Hancock has this old Frankenstein movie tickets kept in a small, rusty, old metal box in his place. Hancock is not the usual superhero we have but he somehow came close too when Ray gave him a cool black uniform which he wore when he saved a bank from those robbers.
Well the movie is okay but not that spectacular for me. Lesson learned: do not call any stranger A-S H–E or CRAZY coz they might turn out to be Hancock’s kind. But the movie Wanted I think is better.