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Hancock Movie Review

Hancock Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 02, 2008
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Will Smith stars as a not-so-super superhero in Hancock. Check out Kidzworld’s review.

Will Smith stars as a not-so-super superhero in Hancock. Check out Kidzworld’s review.

Anti-Hero

John Hancock isn’t his real name, but it’ll have to do because Will Smith’s character has forgotten who he is and where he came from. Hancock would love to know though, because he doesn’t age and has superman-like superpowers. Unfortunately, he just isn’t really the hero type. He’s moody, drinks too much, doesn’t care what people think, and lives in a trailer. It’s not exactly the Bruce Wayne lifestyle.

Picking up the Pieces

As the movie starts a young boy pleads with Hancock to stop a dangerous high speed chase, and he reluctantly accepts, but not without being a bit of a jerk about it. Hancock’s main problem is that he tends to cause millions of dollars of damage while fighting crime. He’s facing hundreds of lawsuits, just can’t quite get the hang of the whole superhero gig, and the citizens are getting fed up.

Super Make-Over

Things change when Hancock rescues Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), a Public Relations whiz with a heart of gold, who suggests an image makeover, including trying to be more polite, shaving, and wearing a more superhero friendly suit. Hancock agrees to go to jail, but is released when crime gets too intense. Soon his new look is working, but it becomes obvious that Ray’s wife (Charlize Theron) knows more about Hancock than she is letting on. Every superhero has a kryptonite, and you’ll have to check out the film to see what secrets are revealed.

The Bottom Line

Hancock is sure to be the next in line as far as huge Will Smith blockbusters go. In a summer dominated by superhero flicks, Hancock offers a nice twist on the standard comic book fare. The movie is fast paced, lasting only 92 minutes, and a significant plot twist kind of changes the mood more than it should, but the effects are top notch and really fun to watch, and Hancock’s stars shine as bright as ever. Also, stay for the credits and get a little bonus scene.

Rating:3

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