Rant: Will Smith's Hancock Teaser Trailer
Below is a teaser trailer for Will Smith's new superhero comedy titled Hancock that debuted on JoBlo. I'm going to be up front about this: it looks absolutely, downright terrible. How do people even look at this and laugh? Let me go everything that sucks about it: it's completely cheesy, it's the stupidest thing I've seen all year, Will Smith is obviously flying on wires in front of a green screen, the CGI looks just as bad, and Smith seems like he's drunk acting, not acting drunk. You can watch it if you'd like, but I'm warning you it's an utter waste of time.
I rarely have anything bad to say about any trailers, but this one has just gotten under my skin and aggravated me. How can Peter Berg, who direct The Kingdom earlier this year, which I enjoyed quite a bit, screw up so bad? It's obvious that the script is just a mess: they've got 5 writers credited on it. And the worst part is this is the only thing currently slated for the big 4th of July opening next summer - what the heck?! How can anyone even like this? I invite you to prove me wrong.
Watch the teaser trailer for Hancock:
Hancock is directed by Peter Berg, of The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, and The Kingdom previously. The film's script was written by over five different writers, including John August, Vince Gilligan, Akiva Goldsman, Vincent Ngo, and Peter Berg. Hancock arrives in theaters on July 2nd, 2008.