Saturday, February 07, 2009

seen-it: Hancock

Hmmm ... should have been suspicious from the reviews on the box: "Will Smith's best blockbuster since MiB" (News of the World); and, most telling of all, "Jaw Dropping special effects" (Nuts)!

Good concept I s'pose ... a superhero who needs some PR. Lots of potential. Could have been quite a good family film, instead a not very good 'adult' film. Shocked by the language that's acceptable in a '12' rating.

I had no idea what was going on at the end, with the whole "super hero life force" thing - a bit like the ET & Elliot relationship? And who was the baddy ... presumably some other semi-immortal ... or was he. I don't know.

And I always find the "don't call me 'asshole/crazy/babe/shirley'" dialogue device really rather lame.

The special effects are good. There are a couple of good scenes. But on the whole, waste of time. No wonder I always find non-fiction better. Let's see how much I get for it on ebay!