Itâ€™s a man in a flying iron suit, itâ€™s a green behemoth, no itâ€™s Will Smith!?!? This past weekend brought us the â€œKing of the 4th of July opening weekendâ€ actor, Will Smith. In this new movie Will plays â€œHancockâ€, a superhero who doesnâ€™t much like his role as the savior of the city. Hancock tells the story of a man who has super human strength, and is able to fly. He is the only one of his kind, and therefore must be the protector of the city. He doesnâ€™t much like the role, and basically just drinks all day
When the city gets tired of his reckless acts of heroism, that cause more property damage than needed they put out a warrant for his arrest. In steps â€œRay Embreyâ€ (Jason Bateman) who after being saved by Hancock becomes his personal PR representative. Ray suggests that Hancock go to prison till the city sees for themselves just how much they need him. Rayâ€™s wife, Mary (Charlize Theron) doesnâ€™t much care for Hancock, and would prefer if her husband has nothing to do with Hancock. Hancock soon must face his greatest test, when all of a sudden he starts to lose his powers.
This movie was pretty well written, and will actually have you feeling bad for superheroes who find themselves all alone when the days over from saving people. Will is hilarious as a sarcastic, mean streaked and somewhat unapproachable superhero. He doesnâ€™t care what the public thinks of him, but is always there for them in theyâ€™re time of need. The relationship between Ray and Mary is a strong one as he struggles to get his planet saving ideas off the ground. Overall this movie was a great look at personal heartache that a superhero, who is all alone on the planet, must deal with everyday. I give this movie 3 out of 4 eagles. Once you see it, your know why I picked eagles. I actually felt sad for the hero, by the end of the movie. It showed that having powers is not all itâ€™s cracked up to be. The movie ran 1hr and 32mins, which was really short for a Will Smith movie. It packed a full movie into the short time frame though. It was rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and language. It was directed by Peter Berg. It was written by Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan. It was distributed by Sony Pictures, under the production companies of Forward Pass, Inc., Weed Road Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Overbrook Entertainment.
Life can be super, if you have someone to share it with. Ezo