movie thoughts: Hancock (2008)

Hancock was a very odd movie.  It starts out as a somewhat light superhero movie about a man with powers who has let himself go – drinking, crashing into stuff, and just generally being an “asshole”.  Then halfway through there is a plot twist that you sort of see coming but at the same time you go “wtf?”  because it totally changes the movie.

I think this movie would have worked better had the tone remained light throughout or if it had been a little darker from the start.  It feels uneven in its current state. 

But with stars like Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron, it’s hard not to want to watch this movie.  If you’re fans of these three actors, it’s enjoyable enough, but I doubt you’ll want to go back for a repeat viewing.

Rent it.

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