Movie Review – Hancock – ASSHOLE!


A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who’s trying to repair his image.

This is a movie I was looking forward to for some time as Will Smith is really growing as an actor, apart from that this is a novel movie concept – it’s not a Marvel superhero! It’s not from a comic book and the main character is somewhat dysfunctional. Thanks to Nuffnang for the screening!

You can say his last two movies weren’t exactly amazing too, they were all about Will Smith, something like Will Smith showcases (I Am Legend and The Pursuit of Happyness).

Will Smith played his character very well, the drunkard, bumbling, overpowered Hancock (Without being too Willsmithish). The character was a breath of fresh air, the dialogue was good (apart from the stupid censorship – they let ‘Fuck’ through but censored ‘Asshole’ about 100 times?).

Come-on Asshole isn’t even that bad a word is it?


Will Smith as Hancock

Say it one more time…and I’ll…haha. Watch the movie and you’ll know. The rest of the characters were decent enough and Charlize Theron was excellent as usual…and SUPER hawt.

Charlize Theron in Hancock

There are some interesting twists and turns in the movie and it’s filmed beautifully, it has a very realistic feel without too much fancy CGI. It’s more about the characters and their relationships than anything else.

It’s not a typical superhero showcase as Hancock would say….they are all GAY.

One of the best lines in the movie is..

Well you should sue McDonalds because they fucked you up!

Anyway if it wasn’t for the horrible censorship I’d probably give it an enjoyable 7/10, but with the mashed up dialogue….I’d have to give it a worth watching 6/10.




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15 Responses to Movie Review – Hancock – ASSHOLE!

  1. Paul Tan July 10, 2008 at 2:59 pm #

    for charlize theron fans

  2. kevin July 10, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    i have yet to see this. but that particular picture looks like will smith has his balls/ass on fire!!!

  3. steph July 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    hawt. =) charlize is one woman i’d willingly go lesbian for. thanks for the warning. i want to watch this, but i think i’ll do so outside of m’sia then. i like my profanity in tact.

  4. moons July 10, 2008 at 8:11 pm #

    Haha it was pretty funny. Although i still think the story is kinda weak, but the humor was there.

  5. Huai Bin July 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    I loved Hancock – it starts well, looks promising and ended badly. The ending was such an anticlimax…

  6. Elle Zhang July 11, 2008 at 12:45 am #

    I think they let a$$hole through because it’s a very current so do me issue, and hence a very acceptable word now. Give credit to our Malaysian politics.

  7. foxtrotecho July 11, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Good job !

  8. chris tock July 11, 2008 at 3:24 pm #

    humour well served 🙂

  9. wongkj July 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    7/10 if it wasn’t for the bloody horrible Malaysian censorship eh? I guess I’m gonna have to add this to my list. 😀

  10. Darren July 13, 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    The images of the movie look so attractive. Gonna watch it soon.

  11. B.H. July 14, 2008 at 2:12 am #

    I think the problem with big movie stars in roles like these is that their off-screen personalities overwhelm the character on-screen. I still see Fresh Prince in all his endeavours though, haha.

    Kudos to Elle for the witty explanation of double standards for censorship.

  12. grace July 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    I’ve finally watched Hancock. Oh well, it’s more of an EYE CANDY movie to me. DIdn’t expect the storyline to twist differently.

    As u know most superhero movies like ironman, hulk or fantastic 4, they have a big villain to fight to the end. Somehow Hancock’s story with the supercouple can’t be together physically.. it ticks me off slightly. I dunno. It’s just my opinion.

  13. Arth Akal July 15, 2008 at 2:16 am #

    I wanted to watch Hancock at the cinema the other day and Hellboy 2 was out as well.

    Guess which one I went for?

    Budak Neraka 2….

  14. ShaolinTiger July 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    Paul Tan: ZOMG hawtness.

    kevin: Haha yah, real man!

    steph: Hahah a few girls have said that to me 😀 Do catch it.

    moons: Yah not a great plot, but entertaining that’s what I expected.

    Huai Bin: Yah the pace fizzled out a bit.

    Elle Zhang: They didn’t let asshole through, the let fuck through and censored asshole..

    foxtrotecho: Good job, good job.

    wongkj: Entertaining indeed, don’t expect a masterpiece!

    Darren: Yah it’s very well shot, has a very MTV kind of feel to it.

    B.H.: Yah he wasn’t as bad in this one as his previous two tho – Fresh Prince is still the best thing he’s ever done!

    grace: It was a little odd, it threw me off too. Oh well at least they tried.

    Arth Akal: Heh, haven’t watched it yet, how is it?

  15. Matthew July 18, 2008 at 1:56 am #

    I wonder anyone was paying attention to what the guy was uttering in between the credits…haha. Good job!

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