On my dayoff, I watched Hancock, the 2008 anti-superhero movie that came out in summer 2008. Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman, it came out to mixed reviews. It’s about Will Smith playing this drunk anti-hero with superpowers, and Jason Bateman as the PR man who tries to resuscitate Hancock’s image.
I’m not big on the anti-hero, as I like my heros….. well, to be heros, super or not. It wasn’t a bad movie at all, and fairly entertaining. I’m not quite sure why it received negative reviews. It was definitely nice to see a black superhero. When’s the last time we saw one of those? Jon Stewart as Green Lantern? Luke Cage as Power Man aka the Hero for Hire?