The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. Written by
Rob Marshall, Chicago, IL
Peter Berg was quoted that he did this movie for the sake of his young son. While editing The Kingdom (2007), his son's frequent visits in the editing room prompted him to make a comic-book style movie. At that time the script of the film surfaced around for so long and with no director attached, so he jumped at the chance. See more »
In the opening scenes, Hancock is shown to be drinking Seagram's 7 whiskey from a 1.75 liter ("half gallon") bottle. That product is sold in plastic bottles in the United States, and has been for many years. In fact, it's visually obvious that they are plastic bottles in the movie. Yet when the bottles are rolling on the ground, or being shattered, the sound effects indicate glass. See more »
All units. All units. Code 3 pursuit of 2-11 white SUV heading east on Alameda service road. Suspects: three Asian males. Request back-up immediately. Be advised. Shots fired. Shots fired.
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A scene after the credits start to roll. See more »
Lots of people, including the critics, are ragging on this film. Seriously, what did they expect? It's a Hollywood blockbuster with Wil Smith in. Get over it, turn your brain off, and sit back and enjoy the ride.
For what it was, I thought it pretty good. It was entertaining, took a unique take on the superhero thing, and didn't have an overt number of huge gaping plot holes or completely blithe dialog.
If you're feeling like a Wil Smith movie, go for it. It's not as bad as they say... just don't expect any more than the typical Hollywood affair.
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