Check This Out: Hancock TV Spot

May 28, 2008

Hancock Trailer

The reason why I'm featuring this new Hancock TV spot tonight is because I'm actually getting quite excited for this movie, which is rather remarkable. I've come all the way from absolute hatred to complete excitement - but I guess that's what happens when you're as excitable as I am. Anyway, this latest TV spot gives me the feeling that this could possibly turn out more entertaining than Spider-Man 3. That's a long shot, but you know what, it has a chance! I'm starting to realize everyone in the comments was right. It's got Will Smith, it's this year's big July 4th film, maybe it'll be just a good time. Anyone else agree?

The film still doesn't have an official rating, which means Berg and Sony are still struggling to get it down into the PG-13 range. If you're unfamiliar with the story behind that, make sure you read up on - it's what got me to start liking Hancock more and more.

Watch the new TV spot for Hancock:

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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 this summer - Will Smith's own 4th of July weekend spot. The teaser poster is featured below.

Hancock Poster

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I agree. That first trailer created a lot of hatred for the film because it was simply horrible and made Hancock look as such, but the recent trailers and spots are making a believer out of me. I don't know I'll see this opening weekend, or if Ill see it in theaters at all, but Ill see it eventually. I'm only questionable on seeing it because there are so many other good movies coming out this summer, and I could do with missing one.

Keith on May 28, 2008


I don't really know what to make of this film, trailers or no trailers. I am a big Jason Bateman fan, but the real reason I am supporting this film is because it is a blockbuster that is an ORIGINAL SCRIPT in a world full of superhero adaptations and sequels.

David on May 28, 2008


it's like the poor version of iron man. this movie will bring fun!

egghub on May 28, 2008


The CG sucks. This really looks bad. I'm surprised coming from Will Smith.

Marty Martin on May 28, 2008


I seem to be the only one who loved the 1st trailer to premiere in the theater. I feel this movie will have some charm, the CGI may not be as good as other films but I think they put a reasonable budget because they intended this film to be "mediocre" I mean it's not trying to compete with Lord of the Rings or anything...

Matthew on May 28, 2008


Looks to be a great superhero movie that isn't based on comic books, original thats a first. it will be huge because of July 4th. I really don't care about the CGI I just want good entertainment. This looks to be better than all of the Spiderman films.

fish on May 29, 2008


Shero, if you were to ask around, Sony Imageworks' effects actually don't seem to always get positive feedback. A lot of people complained about the creatures in I Am Legend, Spider-Man 3's FX weren't that mind-blowing, Ghost Rider had a lot of bad FX, and the first Narnia I remember had terrible FX. I wonder why I liked the second Narnia better? Because they didn't use Imageworks! I don't think arguing about the visual effects in Hancock are really what's important. Not only is it a small-scale TV spot being displayed at quite a low quality, but for we all we know they might improve over time. I usually don't judge effects until I see it in theaters - because trailers are sometimes cut very earlier and aren't final.

Alex Billington on May 29, 2008


am i the only person who still thinks this look terrible? and yea the cgi looks like shit, you can almost see the wires

harrison on May 29, 2008


"it's what got me to start liking Hancock more and more" I like your side, but I don't like that you're starting to hype every movie which is out there. Especially with such a lame TV ad. "Everybody be cool - YOU - be cool."

Dodo on May 29, 2008


Don't worry... there are quite a few other films recently that I do not like. About to publish something on Beverly Hills Cop IV. I'm starting to find quite a few annoying projects - but this one is no longer one of them... 🙂

Alex Billington on May 29, 2008


I'm with you. The evolution of the trailers has also made me come full circle from complete disinterest to complete anticipation...and I'll wait to judge the CGI til I see the finished product in the theatre.

wetworks on May 29, 2008


i think this will be the best movie of the year, why will smith. everyone loves him, from the kids to grown ups. i can't wait.

05A88 on May 29, 2008


I am excited because of the originality of the story and the darker tone that this movie will have versus all superhero movies...I love tormented characters that arent exactly good guys but guys we root for anyway...

Maxx on May 29, 2008


It won't be hard for Hancock to be better than Spider-Man 3...that movie gargled my balls.

David on May 29, 2008


I've got my doubts on this. I like Will a great deal but really how unpleasant will the makers dare to make his character at the beginning? And also bearing in mind the predictability of so many films nowadays, especially the comic book blockbusters, will it really offer any kind of 'entertaining surprise' when he turns into saccharine goodness?

Payne by name on May 29, 2008


I think this is a very interesting concept. It's essentially about a superman who doesn't give a fuck. And honestly, if it was almost any other actor as the main role, it would be a completly different movie and everyone would be totally hyped about it. But because Will Smith is the lead, it completly changes the concept. It turns it into another, "Look at me, I'm Will Smith, see how cool I am, buy all my products" type of movie just like I robot, I am Legend, and even Hitch. It's hard to say how this will turn out. Maybe he's the perfect role for it. Maybe it'll be just another obligatory Will Smith movie.

Josh on May 29, 2008


I don't think it will be hard to make a movie that's more entertaining than Spiderman 3. Spiderman 3 was dog shit.

Squiggly_P on May 29, 2008


The reason I'm looking forward to this is because it's something that's original. It's not a sequel, a comic book or a tv show. I have high hopes for this because if this does really well then hopefully we will see more original blockbuster hopefuls next summer. I like some of the sequels but that's what the summer is becoming and it is beginning to wear a little thin in my opinion.

Janet on May 29, 2008


I liked this movie. Original.

R on Jul 2, 2008

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