Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Romance. Rated PG-13.
Smith in Sony Pictures' Hancock - 2008
Smith and Jason Bateman in Sony Pictures' Hancock
Will Smith is back
this summer to save the world once again in Hancock,
in which he played a foul-mouthed, boozing, unlikable homeless
reluctant superhero. Hancock doesn't know who he is, where he
came from, or why he's on Earth. As the poster said, he's not
your typical superhero. Even though he fights crime and saves
people, Hancock isn't popular with the public -- for he leaves
destruction in his wake, costing the state of California billions
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, The Kingdom) co-stars
as Ray, an idealistic public relations representative who tries
to help Hancock clean up his act -- whether Hancock likes it or
not. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Monster, The Italian Job)
portrays Ray's wife, who is connected to Hancock somehow -- but
you have to see the film for yourself to find out what the connection
Unlike the handsome and suave action heroes Will Smith has portrayed
in Independence Day, the Bad Boys and Men
in Black movies, Hancock should very much be like
one of the characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. Hancock is
an very complex, complicated, anti-superhero that is full of angst,
human frailties, inner turmoil and conflict, and sees his powers
as a double standard -- both a blessing and a curse. He has the
qualities of being either an reluctant hero or anti-hero, which
Hancock is a little bit of both. Like Spider-Man Hancock's not
interested in doing good at first, but throughout the film, he
realize that he has an calling and learns that with great power
comes greater responsibility.
Just go to show us that heroes aren't perfect; they're just like
you and me.
Hancock continues to rise heroically to theatres now.