Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Hancock — Big Budget FUN!

28th January, 2015.

You know, there’s nights when I get bored.

I’ve the night off, no-one’s around, nothing’s on TV, and frankly … ?

Frankly I’ve no need — right at the moment — to get romping on writing Teasers: nor to knock out a batch of the accompanying slideshows.

What to do, one wonders … ?

Especially if one has no actual cash with which to head out.


Personally, I like to catch a movie, if possible.

Or listen to music.

Or write … 

Or … 

Well, there’s plenty of stuff I do.

Tonight … ?

Tonight, wanting a film — and only having a few pounds in my iTunes account — I raided my collection.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, I’m glad a copy of the 2006, Will Smith film, Hancock sitting around.

I’d’ve been rather bored, without.


Set in modern day Los Angeles, Hancock sees Will Smith as John Hancock: an superhero whose career is only interrupted by his alcoholism.

Alcoholism … 

And the inevitable destruction wrought when he deals with bad guys, with a hangover.

Life takes an interesting turn, though, when he rescues Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) — a struggling PR man — from an oncoming train.

Ray … ?   Ray, despite some initial opposition from his wife, Mary (Charlize Theron) realises he’s onto a good thing: turning Hancock’s career around will bring his PR agency a much needed boost.

It’s only when a TV presenter announces a warrant’s been issued for Hancock’s arrest — for destruction of property, fighting various villains — Ray realises exactly how


Now … 

Did I enjoy Hancock … ?

Absolutely … !

OK: I don’t think Hancock is going to win a Best Insert Category Here awards.

I do think Mr Smith and the rest of the cast and crew have produced a rock-solid — and entertaining — piece.   One that asks nothing of us than we be entertained by it.

And have fun watching the comedy inherent in the situation.

On that grounds … ?

Hancock does very well, indeed.


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