Hancock Review

What can be said about Hancock? Watch the trailer right now and don’t see the movie because that 3 minutes is the only fun you will receive out of this movie. Hancock has a great premise, the human super hero who makes mistakes and has emotional problems, it could’ve made a great dramedy for all ages, but instead it loses its direction and doesn’t know where to go with the story at all. It seems like a smart man told his five year old mute son about an idea for a movie and had a heart-attack, then his five year old son had to write his own rendition of the idea. Hancock could’ve just been a good dramedy about a super hero who makes mistakes, but learns learns to do better, and a society that learns to love what they got. Instead half way through the movie, new pointless information keeps piling onto your lap that you don’t even care about or want to know about and if you see the movie you’ll know what I’m talking about. They took a fun, simple idea and tried to make it complex and epic, which it was anything but, it was exactly like the travesty that was Spider-Man 3 last year. The movie was terrible, Wanted was better and I didn’t like that movie either.

Grade: D

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of the Rest of the Year

This list consists of my must see movies of 2008 in order from least to greatest.

  • 10. Get Smart
This looks like a decently funny movie with fun actors.
                  

  • 9. Choke
I’m reading the book right now and it’s amazing, I’m just a bit worried about the director.
                 

  • 8. Hancock
Looks pretty funny, while at the same time, kinda stupid, but I think Will Smith was the right pick for the part.
                

  • 7. Wall-E
There has not been one pixar movie that I didn’t like. I don’t think this will be any different.
               

  • 6. The Incredible Hulk
The first one sucked, sure, but that’s the whole reason they’re remaking it. Oh, and Edward Norton is an amazing actor.
              

  • 5. The Road
I’m about to read this book, it’s by Cormac McCarthy (author of No Country For Old Men), if it’s half as good as No Country, it’ll be amazing.
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  • 4. Quantum of Solace
I can’t wait for this movie, Casino Royale was my favorite Bond movie.
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  • 3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
I love David Fincher as a director and this might be his best since Fight Club.
             

  • 2. Burn After Reading 
The Coen Brothers are amazing and this movie looks amazing.
            

  • 1. The Dark Knight
I can not wait for this movie, it will be spectacular.