Sound Off: Hancock - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 2, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We don't normally do this on Wednesday's, but considering Hancock is this year's big 4th of July film, we need to ask you what you thought. Is it the Will Smith blockbuster that you were expecting? Was it refreshing to see a superhero without origins created decades ago in comics? Did the story hold up the entire film or did it fall apart part of the way through? Is Hancock as stupid and cheesy as it looked? Or was it one of the more entertaining films to arrive this summer? There are a lot of interesting questions to ask about Hancock because it was such a highly anticipated blockbuster. Will this become the new box office success to beat or will it crash and burn? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Hancock.
To fuel the fire, I was incredibly disappointed by Hancock. The first third of the movie was great. It was hilarious, the concept was genuinely entertaining, and I was having a good time. But the moment Charlize Theron's character gets revealed, it takes a turn for the worst. From their first fight to the hospital scene in the third act, the story became one big, ugly, confusing mess. It felt like it had a great concept to start with, but kept shifting tone so much that by the third act they didn't know where to take it because the characters were already a confusing mess. Others might be entertained by it, but overall Hancock was definitely not the great film I was hoping for and has way too many problems to even be called entertaining.
What did you think of Hancock? Is it the Will Smith blockbuster you wanted to see?