There’s nothing like another superhero flick, right? Well… I didn’t expect much from this movie honestly, but when it ended, I couldn’t help but nod my head at how good it actually was. IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and a bunch of other critics gave Will Smith a horribly low score on this one. But how can all three be so wrong?! Unless I’m the one with really bad taste in movies, all I can say is that this one was definitely worth watching.
Hancock is a story about a “superhero” who could care less about being one. The movie starts off with Hancock (Will Smith) dead drunk on a bench with a kid trying to wake him up to help end a police chase. What follows is Hancock’s spree of reckless pursuance of crime and a complete disregard for public property. He destroys the entire block in the midst of apprehending the criminals that he is chasing. Everyone hates him, and says that they would be better off without him. One day he saves the life of Ray (Jason Bateman) from a train that was headed straight at his car. Ray is a PR executive, in lieu of Hancock saving his life, tries to help Hancock fix his image so he can be loved by the people. Ray brings him home to meet his wife and son as thanks, but his wife Mary (Charlize Theron) believes that Hancock cannot be fixed.
If I say anything else after that, then the twists in the movie would be given up, and it would spoil the movie for all the people who haven’t watched it, so I won’t. I went into this movie not expecting a lot, and knowing that there was a twist to it because my sister told me that it did the night before I watched it. So I went in to the theater trying to figure out as early as possible what it was. The only thing I can say is that there are actually 2 twists, with the second being the best one. The greatest thing about the first twist is that it was so unexpected. I thought I knew what it was from the get-go, but I was wrong! The second one, I totally didn’t expect, and it was that twist that made the movie a really good one.
If you haven’t watched this movie, I can guarantee you wouldn’t figure out what the twist is. The movie was very well-done, and any movie that surprises you the way this did, is definitely worth more than what IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes scored it at. There have been a ton of movies over the decades, and practically all the original ideas have already been shown and all the possible twists to similar stories practically done. Hancock is a fresh new idea, of a superhero who has powers but isn’t really one to begin with because of how he is. His journey towards knowing his true nature was very nicely done, and was actually shocking, yet inspiringly sad in the end.
I would strongly suggest you go watch this movie just to see if you could figure out what the twist actually is. As I said, you would never figure it out, and when it gets to the secret being revealed, you would truly feel for Hancock’s character. At least they ended it on a happy note so you won’t leave feeling depressed. But props to the 3 main characters (Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman), as they have successfully made this movie truly worth watching. Will Smith definitely solidifies his status as one of Hollywood’s best actors. I hope this movie does very well everywhere and proves all those critics wrong.