Hancock - Movie Review


Hancock - Movie Review

We all watched our fair share of superhero movies, where they go around the world trying to save lives bearing no expenses that you wouldn’t call them cost-efficient. However, the unmentioned heroes in these movies are the taxpayers and insurance companies.

Plus, most of the time these superheroes have a clear moral compass, pointing out what’s right and wrong, rarely ever showing the dilemma that we all face on a daily basis. That’s why Hancock is a breath of fresh air, an unconventional superhero struggling with his anger and trying to figure out his past and future.

 Starring the Golden Globe nominee Will Smith as the drunk Hancock, who managed to make all of Los Angeles hate him for his drunken attempts of saving the day, causing millions of dollars in damage.

However, one train accident and one PR specialist named Ray played by Jason Bateman later, Hancock starts changing his ways since Ray is determined to help Hancock and change how the media perceives him.

Here is where the uniqueness of Hancock really shines; he starts questioning his approach to life and how he identifies himself. Yet he does it in a light-hearted way to keep the first half of the movie flowing in the same direction.

The events, however, take a dramatic turn once Ray’s wife, Mary, played by the Academy Award winner Charlize Theron tells Hancock about his past and shows him he isn’t as invincible as he thought he is.

The movie has its own unprecedented take on superheroes as it makes him more relatable to the audience and showcases the day to day struggles we, as humans, face whether in developing ourselves or in letting go of our bad habits.


Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan.

Credits: Directed by Peter Berg, Written by Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan. 

A Columbia Pictures release

Rating: PG13 Parents strongly cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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