Will Smith stars in what promises to be his most disappointing flick ever to hit the tube. The story Hancock follows the superhero by the same name who has an addiction to liquor and shirks off his duty to protect the citizens of the city of Los Angelis. Not only that but when a crime comes to town he manages to make the situation worse by destroying millions of dollars worth of property in his drunken attempts to stop it, so by now the whole city hates him and wishes he could go off and Ã¢â‚¬Å“saveÃ¢â‚¬Â someone elseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s place. Just to add insult to injury he has been branded with the term Ã¢â‚¬Å“a _ _holeÃ¢â‚¬Â by pretty much everyone he comes across.
Everyone that is except Ray Embrey a well to do idealist that has a dream to make the world a better place by having people display his read heart logo on their product and then give them out for free. Needless to say the manufacturers he has presented his ideas to are not catching the vision. But he has a plan to catch their eye. If he can correct HancockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ways and help him become the presentable hero the city longs for perhaps they will catch on that his ideas can change the world for the better.
Seems like an easy enough plot, but half way into it I found myself wondering what type of stupidity I had sat down to. The language in it is not just inappropriate but it is taken to the next level where you find yourself tired of hearing everyone cuss and swear with little or no reason. I am not against an occasional swear word but it can be over done. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think even in LA you would hear so much language. First scean of the movie a young elementary kid calls Hancock an a _ _hole and from then on he is called that countless times by countless people, once in another scene by another kid who says it at least five times. (YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll find nothing more irritating that the sound of a kid with a thick French accent saying that again and again and again and again.....)
The story line is weak, the characters dull, and in the end you are left wondering if the rental store might be compassionate and give a refund just this once. This makes me mad cause I have learned to expect MUCH more out of Will Smith. Take my word, save your money, DONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢T WATCH THIS!!
What Dr. Suse fan hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t read his childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s book Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hortin Hears a Who?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Very much like the book the movie begins in the jungle of Nool in the heat of the day in the cool of the pool where Hortin the elephant hears a cry coming from a dust speck. He catches the speck before it falls in the water and discovers it is actually a tiny planet inhabited by microscopic people called Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhosÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an elephant and has such big ears he is able to hear the mayor of Whoville speak and he promises him to find a safe place to put their tiny home. But that turns into a harder task than expected when the kangaroo who can not hear the whos decided imagining people who are not there and talking to them is crazy and shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be permitted in her jungle. Thus she rally up the jungle to destroy the dust speck and all the whos with it.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a witty, well humored, and clean movie. One that kids can watch again and again without the adults going crazy. Actually they might enjoy it too the first 3-4 times.