More Info:Academy Award. Nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, the Pursuit of Happiness, 2006) stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman, Juno), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again until he meets a woman (2003 Academy Award. Winner Charlize Theron, Best Actress, Monster) with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past. Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan Director Peter Berg Special Features: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40 Keep Case Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Featurettes - 1. Superhumans: The Making of Hancock 2. Seeing the Future 3. Building a Better Hero 4. Bumps and Bruises 5. Mere Mortals Running Time 92 Minutes.
Never disregard the value of a kickass trailer. Hancockâ€™s told us everything we needed to know about its unique take on superhero mythology: Will Smithâ€™s eponymous protagonist can do just about anything, but is a crude, mean-spirited drunk, hence reviled by a public that should embrace him. (Imagine Billy Bob Thornton in this role.) What the trailer didnâ€™t tell you was the Shyamalan-sized twist in the final half-hour that transformed the movie from mindless popcorn fare to introspective melodrama. And we wonâ€™t either. But we will heap praise on Jason "Please Make an Arrested Development Movie" Bateman as Hancockâ€™s do-gooder agent, Charlize Theron as his skeptical wife and director Peter Berg, who after an early misstep with Very Bad Things has worked overtime to subvert action stereotypes with The Rundown and now this. As for the always-likeable Big Will, Hancock is only the latest in his string of Fourth of July triumphs.