Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Case for Hancock


I have a wee bit of a problem this time around. How can I mount a case "for" Hancock, the new superhero flick, when it is so damned bad?

Perhaps if I break it in two. That way I can describe the first half as a fun yet different take on superheroes, starring the ever-likable Will Smith and Jason Bateman, with Charlize Theron popping up every so often with a strange look in her face. And then there is the second part.

Well, what can I say? It didn't appeal to me. It made no sense. There was zero humour. On the other side, there was action and lots of special effects. But... oh, I really can't dwell on it. Only the fact I was in the comfy leather seats of the Embassy cinema made it anywhere near bearable.

Verdict: 2 tall buildings in a single bound out of 10

2 comments:

Not Kate said...

Glad I didn't go!

Kiwi in Zurich said...

After that damning review I don't know that I'd even stop to see on it on a plane.