Hancock (Will Smith as a Superhero!)

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  1. DavidPla

    DavidPla Cinematographer

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    The film doesn't look like what I was expecting. Not that that is a bad thing, I guess I still had the tone of "I Am Legend" in my mind so I thought itwas going to be a very dark look at a superhero after reading the premise for it.

    http://www.joblo.com/video/player.ph...hancocktrailer
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    Huh, I didn't even realize Tonight, He Comes... had gotten as far as filming. Not sure whether I like the new name better.

    And, hey, it's scheduled for a "Big Willie Wednesday" release. [​IMG] Been a while since he had one of those.
     
  3. TerryRL

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    The script for "Hancock" is said to be very good (as well as hilarious) and the rumored "twist" on the Charlize Theron character that she's actually a super villain
    should be fun to see unfold (if true).

    This one could go either way though. It could be a great romp and end up being a big summer hit or it could end up being another "My Super Ex-Girlfriend". The teaser spot did have some funny moments though.
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    I laughed my ass off at the whale part. This should be a fun role for Will Smith. And Jason Bateman [​IMG]

    Who is directing this?
     
  5. TerryRL

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    Peter Berg is directing "Hancock".
     
  6. Jason Harbaugh

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    This looks pretty good and quite a few steps up from My Super Ex-girlfriend which did have its moments.

    Being 6 months out, the sfx already are looking great as well. Will be nice to have another Smith 4th of July.
     
  7. Chuck Mayer

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    It's good to hear that it's Berg directing. He's an above average director, and should have the right touch to get the tone of this film right.

    I'm warming the idea of an unlikeable dickhead Will Smith as superhero [​IMG]
     
  8. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    I just saw the trailer for this movie on Apple trailers and I have to say, wow, I really like it! It looks fun and the effects are spot on. He's a very "different" type of Superhero. Can't wait to see what they have in store for Charlize Theron.

    Again, yup, the whale part. LOL!
     
  9. Jerome Grate

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    Loved it. Looks like a must see to me.
     
  10. Ray H

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    From the premise, I really expected something different. Something more dramatic about a guy who used to be great in his heyday and has one more chance to prove himself - kinda like a Rocky Balboa with a superhero. So looks like I'll need to readjust my expectations.
     
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    I had no idea what to expect when I walked into this thread. That was great! I've gotta see it.
     
  12. Lou Sytsma

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    This has TV sitcom written all over it.

    Pass.
     
  13. Tarkin The Ewok

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    I was reminded of My Super Ex-Girlfriend while watching the trailer, which is not a good sign.
     
  14. Pete-D

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    The special effects set pieces look like they cost a lot and I think Smith + Baetman is going to be a good 1-2 (I'm a bit biased as I'm a huge Arrested Development fan though) comedic team.

    I think it'll do big business, people probably will want some lighter fare next summer with still a good dose of action. The whale bit made me chuckle too. Reminds me a bit of 'Men In Black' in terms of tone.
     
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    Man, that trailer excited me even more to go see this.
     
  17. Chuck Mayer

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    Can't trust a writer that calls out Hancock as awful superhero parodying while touting July 4th as a day "that should be reserved for exciting blockbusters like Transformers and Independence Day". Unless by exciting, he meant rote and relatively idea-free.

    But I did enjoy the trailer. I was already going to see this on the basis of Berg, Bateman, and Smith. I also found the earlier teaser good enough.
     
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    It looks promising. I do have some reservations, considering that it has taken 5 writer's to come up with the script for this film.
     
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    I think it will be a pretty entertaining flick. Unlike many people I don't mind Will Smith as an actor.
     
  20. Dale MA

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    This looks like fun. Probably not one I'm going to see at the cinema but I'll definitely pick-up the Blu-ray.
     

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