Hancock – Movie Summary

November 29, 2008

3 There are heroes… there are superheroes… and then there’s Hancock. 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, 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, insists that he’s a lost cause.

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The powerful alcoholic and clumsy John Hancock (Will Smith) is an unhappy and reluctant superhero who is living in his own world. For some unknown reason, Hancock is depressed and has started drinking very heavily. He has saved many lives in Los Angeles over the years, but in doing so, he has no regards for damaging buildings, trains, roads, cars, or anything that gets in his way of getting the job done. The last time he captured several criminals, it cost the city $9 million to fix the damages. The public has had enough of Hancock, and they want him to stop or go to another city. Then one day, Hancock saves the life of Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) from being run over by a train. Ray is a public relations executive who now can go home to his wife and child, because Hancock was there. Ray owes Hancock his life, and he makes it his mission to change his superhero’s image and have the public cheering him. Ray’s wife, Mary (Charlize Theron), believes Hancock cannot be fixed, and she doesn’t want Ray to be hurt.

Hancock – Movie Videos

November 28, 2008

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Hancock : Cast

Hancock Will Smith
Female Exec Valerie Azlynn
Michel Daeg Faerch
ER Nurse Kate Clarke
Executive #4 Trieu Tran
Hot Fan Alexa Havins
Kenneth Eddie Marsan
Hottie Hayley Marie Norman
Police Sergeant Darrell Foster

Hancock : Crew

Director Peter Berg
Producer Michael Mann
Composer John Pierce
Writer Vince Gilligan
Stunt Wade Allen
Producer Will Smith

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will-smithThe guys over at JoBlo spoke with Will Smith while he was doing his rounds promotion Seven Pounds. During his time with them they posed the question if he would ever be interested in playing another superhero. His response was that we will definitely be seeing a Hancock 2 in a few years.

I unfortunately never got a chance to see the first film. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the film but it went on to a rather nice box office return regardless. During his talk however he brought up the point that there is several other interesting characters in the Hancock universe. So maybe we may see a spin off? Only time will tell.

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In the original film Academy Award nominee Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happiness) stars as Hancock, a sarcastic hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman, Juno), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again – until he meets a woman (2003 Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Actress in a Leading Role, Monster) with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past.