Dir: Peter Berg (The Kingdom, The Rundown, Very Bad Things,)
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head
Seen: July 7, 2008 at Scotiabank
Reason to see: Non-traditional superhero film, my sister Jamie said she enjoyed it and also in anticipation of the /filmcast
I have to admit the initial lukewarm reviews of Hancock got me more interested in seeing the film and I'm sure glad I did, what a happy surprize. Not only is it a fun film that follows through on the idea of what an unconventional superhero would be like, but it is so much more. It's a film about identity, perceptions and the power of change. It was refreshing to see a film where the concepts are what made it a film for adults, as oppose to sex and violence. Kids will still appreciate it and stuff did blow up as it is a superhero movie after all, but it wasn't just about that. It made me think, it made me smile and all of this to a fantastic soundtrack including some lovely slide guitar and Ice-T? It is a great summer film that I look forward to seeing again and again.
Hancock is my Iron Man.
Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I'll buy it
I'd recommend it
12 minutes of preshow including zero commercial (yay!) and 5 previews: Bolt, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2, Step Brothers and Quantum of Solace
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© Shannon Ridler, 2008