Hancock (Superhero Movie)

April 20th, 2008 by

After watching Forbidden Kingdom tonight, I saw a poster for a movie called Hancock with what looked like Will Smith on it. I was drawn to it because it was Will Smith, but the tagline was “There are heroes, there are superheroes, and then there’s Hancock.” Obviously, I needed to do some searching when I got home!

Am I the only person who thinks this movie came out of nowhere?

Watch the trailer: AppleOfficial Site

Here’s a full description (via apple):

There are heroes, there are superheroes, and then there’s Hancock (Will Smith). With great power comes great responsibility – everyone knows that – everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock’s well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough – as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn’t the kind of man who cares what other people think – until the day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock’s greatest challenge yet – and a task that may prove impossible as Ray’s wife, Mary (Charlize Theron), insists that he’s a lost cause.

Apparently there has been some “viral marketing” for this movie also. As far as I can tell, this is not based on a comic book. After watching and reading about it for the last hour, I’m getting super excited to see this movie.

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