View Full Version : Movie: Hancock
July 4th, 2008, 01:48 PM
I went to see this movie with ninthdoc last night and I must say that it was a lot of fun. I'm not a big Will Smith fan so my expectations were frankly pretty low, but I'll be damned if this movie didn't have me laughing for most of the first hour and fifteen minutes. The last fifteen minutes of the movie were kind of odd. I think that if they had left it as the farce it started out to be it would have been better, but overall I'd recommend it for a summertime movie. Jason Bateman was awesome in this movie BTW.
Who else went to see this?
July 4th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I went and it was alot better than I was expecting it to be, and the big twist 3/4 of the way through the movie really caught me off guard, it is rare a movie surprises me that way. I highly recommend it as well.
July 4th, 2008, 07:58 PM
I liked it. I was kinda annoyed for a bit because I didn't think it was going anywhere, but after the first half the story developed well and actually drew me in.
I wouldn't mind seeing a sequal.
July 4th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Considering the historical perspective this movie could have an endless supply of prequels.
July 5th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Prequel? I'm hoping for a sequel! Just because he's clean now, doesn't mean he can't have a relapse. The possibilities for this one are wide open.
July 6th, 2008, 04:58 PM
I saw it! It was very good. Heres my comments.
Being a huge super hero movie lover, I enjoyed it. Not as good as Iron Man, and Dark Knight will be better(than every movie in history.....) but still great. I felt that it was slow in the begining, but when it picked up, it lost some humor. I think it was a bit odd. Felt like a comedy that turned into a drauma. Will is one of my favorite actors, and he portrayed Hancock well. Wasnt crazy about Charlize Therons character. She was a major *****. But then, when you found out the whole backstory, it made sense. Another thing, I did not reconize the hooked handed man. It seemed so....anticlimactic. The bank robber didnt have super villian persona, and I forgot about him. I spent half the movie wondering who hooky was. I was kinda embarrased..... Also, the little son. He was creepy. He stared at Hancock...weirdly....kinda attratedly....creepy. Was he in anything ever? He seems familiar.
They could make a seq/prequal. Is it nesessary,not that much.But would be enjoyed.
July 6th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Hancock is a great Super Hero movie. I loved the premise that everyone knew he was a Super Hero and that in the beginning of the movie, he just didn't give care about the damage and destruction that he caused.
I found the storyline to be very believable, and quite interesting how he worked on his image. The storyline with Charlize was quite cool and definitely suprised me (in a good way).
I can't wait for sequels, prequels, or a mixture of both in one movie. If there can be good Super Heroes, there can be an equally powerful, opposing force.
By the way, the trailers for the new James Bond and Mummy were very cool!
July 6th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Not to get off topic. But both look amazing. Not a James Bond fan, but liked Casino Royal a lot. But MUMMY! HOLY HELL! That looks incredible. Humorously, hes in that and journy to the Center of the Earth, two big cool looking movies, all being released the same general time.
July 7th, 2008, 05:20 AM
My wife "Lesley" and I went to see Hancock today and we both really like it, though it did drag a little at first but then it was off and running.
Two thumbs up.
July 7th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I don't think it dragged too much to begin with (well, maybe a little). I loved the twist that there were more "supers" but I was totally expecting the girl to be the villain. That would have been an excellent twist if the movie had been aiming for a more dramatic feel. As it played out, I felt let down at the end because the villain was (a) underdeveloped, (b) hard to recognize and not given enough screen time, and (c) not very powerful.
But then, I'm the kind of guy who likes his movies to fall within certain expectations--superhero movies feature defined superheroes fighting defined supervillians. The film was well-made, and I would watch it again with my friends when it comes out for rental.
July 9th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I saw Hancock yesterday. I'm a big Will Smith and Jason Bateman fan, so I had to catch this one. Overall, I thought the movie was well made and had a great premise. I laughed a lot at the beginning too, but I thought the twist was pretty weird and poorly done. My wife and I both felt like the movie would have been better if they would have simply further explored the lonliness Hancock felt and his search for acceptance. Upon further thinking, I wouldn't have minded that what's-her-face's character had powers if they would have explained the mythology of the immortals more fully. But even with my problems with the movie, I'm still happy I saw it.
July 10th, 2008, 11:16 AM
I also saw Hancock yesterday, and wasn't exactly thrilled with it. I though that the first half of the movie was good, but after the bank robbery scene it started going downhill. I felt that they left too many things unexplained, like his origin, the pictures he was drawing on his cell wall, and the whole eagle thing.
If anyone saw what looked like a "giant robot" or "Bigfoot" in the fight between Hancock and Theron's character, here is the explanation.
July 11th, 2008, 01:52 PM
I thought it was good. It kept me interested throughout the whole movie. I really like the twist. It really caught me offguard.
There seems to be alot of good movies out right now. I can't decide which one to see next.
July 12th, 2008, 07:19 PM
It was... meh. The drunken hobo superhero part was good, but the 90 degree turn it took half-way and quite possibly the worst villain in history pulls it down quite a bit, not to mention the real lack of flow. Great acting and effects, but I'm not too hyped for the next one. I did love the whole scene in the restaurant, though... he just nonchalantly says he's immortal. I lul'd.
July 12th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Johnny, I can't add much to what you just said. To rephrase it in my own words, the beginning was great. It was funny, and maybe even inspiring. But when the girl's secret became revealed... I was just like :wtf!:
Then the plot and story just became worse and worse. It went from fun and magical to confusing and deep. Perhaps a little to deep for what I thought was a comedy. I really have no clue about Hancock's powers and relation with the girl other than them being magical and can't be too close.
Out of 5
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