PG13 92min 2008
A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who’s trying to repair his image.
I found that Hancock is an entertaining film. Most of the humor comes from the foul language used and some strong violence that takes place. It’s a big comic book movie without being a comic book movie. I think I must stress that this is not a kids film.
Hancock is a film for the thirteen and over crowd. There are several objectionable words used and one scene that had the entire film laugh but is arguably too violent for little kids… it involves two men, 1 behind and 1 head. The objectionable words are repeated as a constant running joke through the film.
Hancock is not based on any comic book hero but is portrayed has one. The difference is that Hancock brings out stereotypes of black males as a vehicle for redemption. The story of the hero is complex but if you pay attention is should be clear to you. Also, all the answer to Hancock are not given in this film.
I not going to say that there won’t be a sequel in today’s Hollywood. This film does tie up the story being told in this film nice. Hancock makes the sacrifice, finds the redemption and in the process is found to be loved by the world.
I give Hancock 3 out 5.