• rycar88

    ★½ Added by rycar88

    With a movie that feels like it has been rewritten and compromised so many times in battles between the writers trying to make an original superhero movie and the studios who wanted a marketable summer blockbuster, it couldn't help but be the amorphic, shapeless piece of cinematic crap it is. What could have been an insightful, dramatic study of a washed-up superhero trying to regain his image in society, or at least a brainless romp following the exploits of a…

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★ Added by Bill Shannon

    An interesting superhero movie with some serious structural flaws, and a major shift in tone, but ultimately has moments that are fun and exciting enough.

    Superhero Hancock (Smith) is a super-powered malcontent who often causes more trouble than he repairs. He is woefully unpopular, so a p.r. man (Bateman) decides to set up a publicity campaign for him.

    All this is very fantasy-meets-reality territory, and is fascinating in its taking lofty concepts and grounding them in gritty (often with hand-held…

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  • Luke Ryan

    ★★★ Watched by Luke Ryan 16 Aug, 2014

    Will Smith plays Hancock, a superhero with a twist. He's basically Superman. He can fly, he has super strength and is invincible. Only difference is he doesn't wear a cape, doesn't indulge in a latex suit, and spends his time passed out on public benches after drinking. When he stops criminals in their tracks he invariably causes millions of dollars of damage. And he doesn't care.

    It's a cool concept, and it plays out as you would expect. Jason Bateman…

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  • Itxia

    ★★ Watched by Itxia 14 Sep, 2014

    Buenos primeros 30 minutos.

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  • Apositivar

    ★★★ Watched by Apositivar 14 Sep, 2014

    Parten de una idea interesante y va decayendo. El final pierde intensidad, aunque es donde más tiros hay. Un superhéroe con resaca. Tiene su punto (a ratos).

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  • Gnske

    ★★½ Added by Gnske

    Started well, then everything outside the first 15 minutes happened and ruined everything.

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 12 Aug, 2014

    The story is about a cocky, looser like super hero who has been living under a rock lately finally brings himself back to reality when he starts dating the wife of his publicists. Much like like super man, he has super strength, super flying ability, and super intelligence. What he does not use is his heart. He has no motivation to continue to help the world until a special event happens. This movie started of cool with a drunk superhero but then the movie went soft and that's when it became unfunny.

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  • shieze

    ★★★½ Watched by shieze 04 Aug, 2014

    I liked it.

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  • TONIHOOVER

    ★★½ Added by TONIHOOVER

    Peter Berg is crazy. This movie didn't make much sense.

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  • Filmvsbook

    ★★★ Added by Filmvsbook

    Re-watched and was pleased to discover it's still fun the second time. I like Will Smith as a douchebag.

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  • cronic

    ★★★½ Added by cronic

    7/10

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  • Ben (Film Intel)

    ★★★ Rewatched by Ben (Film Intel) 10 Jul, 2014

    "A key plot twist at the start of the film’s second half holds some potential, but Berg never feels at all sure of how to make it work, let alone fit with what he’s shown us during Hancock’s first half. The film becomes bogged down in rushed back story, fudged lore and bland displays of super power... It’s hard to see why Berg didn’t just stick with the great ideas presented in the first half of Hancock, which could easily have been expanded upon and developed into a self-contained story on their own". Full review at Film Intel

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