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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hancock - Don't Waste Your Money

A little tip from me to you...don't waste your time or money on the new Will Smith flick opening tonight, Hancock. Saw the media premier last week and it was pretty darn baaaaaaad.

I like Will Smith, seen many of this movies, have most of his albums, can sing the opening theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But this movie seemed thrown together and should have been released in the dead cinema months of February or March. Not the key Fourth of July slot that several of Smith's flicks have opened on.

You've probably seen the trailers or Best Buy TV commercial tie-ins. Smith plays a strung out superhero who tosses whales back into the ocean and kids high up in the air. After sitting through the 90 minute screening (yes, it's only 90 minutes) I am still wondering HOW he became the superhero. Probably something the screenwriters should have included.

Too many instances were "too convenient" though there is one big twist to carry past plot point 3. Nothing funny. Special effects were whatever.

This Fourth of July opening should be listed next to Smith's Wild Wild West bomb of 1999. It shouldn't be on the same page as the sci-fi Independence Day (1996) and the funny Men in Black (1997).

Just my thoughts...

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

    By Anonymous patrick, at 2:31 PM  

  • You know, the only funny part I found in this movie is when Hancock taught the bully Michel a lesson by flinging him in the air without harming him. I'm kinda disappointed that otherwise the idea of this movie is super shallow and there's hardly any craft involved in making it. I still don't get the whole point of the story until now. Sorry for not being a fan!

    By Anonymous Marie, at 2:01 PM  

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