Director: Peter Berger
Writer: Vincent Ngo / Vince Gilligan
Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jay Head, Eddie Marsan, Johnny Galecki
Region: United States
Language: English / Japanese
Released: 2008-07-02 (USA)
Runtime: 92 minutes / 102 minutes (unrated version)
Also known as: Street Superman (Hong Kong) / National Superman (Taiwan) / Tonight, He Comes
Rating: IMDB 6.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 41%
Hancock (Will Smith), is an invulnerable superman of the people, and criminals are terrified of him. However, every time this superman confronts criminals, he makes earth-shattering disturbances, causes serious damage, and poses a huge threat to citizens’ lives and public property. This is why although he has a unique ability, he is still not recognized by the public. His irritable and non-defensive personality intensified the conflict. This day, the public relations manager Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) was very unlucky. Not only did his global love concept fail to sell, but he was jammed on the train track by a traffic jam on his way home, and was almost run over by the train. Hancock appeared in time to save his life, and unstoppably disrupted the train and the traffic at the scene, causing public outrage. Ray had a flash of inspiration and decided to pack Hancock and make him a hero loved by all. Unexpectedly, the biggest objection came from his wife Mary (Charlize Theron), who insisted that Hancock leave her family. As the matter developed, a surprisingly lingering front was involved.
“Hancock” is a superhero film released in 2008, directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith in the title role. The movie follows John Hancock, a powerful but alcoholic superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public due to his reckless behavior and destructive actions.
One day, Hancock saves the life of Ray Embrey (played by Jason Bateman), a public relations executive who decides to help Hancock improve his public image. As Hancock tries to change his ways and become a hero that people can trust, he also discovers some surprising truths about his past.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Will Smith’s performance and the film’s blend of humor and action, while others criticized its uneven tone and convoluted plot. However, it was a commercial success, grossing over $620 million worldwide.