Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Rated PG-13
92 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: C+

I’m a huge sucker for Will Smith so of course I had to be there for the opening night premier. This is your typical Mr. Smith movie, with huge explosions, sarcastic humor and of course him looking good. This movie had some great qualities, but it still lacked a lot of luster.

Mr. Smith did a great job portraying the not so traditional, arrogant, fowl-mouthed super hero that everyone loves to hate. Personally I thought the star of the show was Jason Bateman. He pulled off a great character that brings more of the lighter, fun filled moments of the show. Charlize Theron of course looked beautiful as ever and holds her part very well. The graphics in general were good and the unusual uses of his powers were highly entertaining.

There were some things that bothered me during the film that if they could add or changed would make this the best movie of summer. First all, you don’t get much background history of John Hancock; you get a brief history of his recent past, but I would have like to know more of how he first became a superhero, more of his past relationship with his wife, and even how he first learned about his super powers. Another thing that bugs me is this new trend of super close up shots, especially during the action sequences. I’m one that likes to see scenery and background during the intense parts, but most of the time you’re seeing views of the character from the chest up.

This movie overall is pretty good. I wouldn’t take very young kids to it due to some very colorful language that you may not want them to hear and a couple of scenes may not be what you’d want the lil’ ones to see. Independence Day weekend belongs to Will Smith, so keep the tradition alive and see this flick.

1 comment:

patrick said...

Hancock looks like interesting spin on the latest superhero movie craze... if nothing else at least Will Smith tends to be pretty funny