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Hancock: Special Edition (2 Discs) (With Bonus Digital Copy)

Featuring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron & Jason Bateman

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Surprisingly entertaining!

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Edgy camerawork, good score and excellent musical selection only went to help this take on the superhero genre work so well. It looked and felt like a quality production and was enjoyable watch and be a part of.

Would love to see a sequel but not really sure that one would work and it may well detract from what was to be honest, a surprisingly good film.

The visual effects were more than convincing as were the performances. We need to see more like this...

Edgy camerawork, good score and excellent musical selection only went to help this take on the superhero genre work so well. It looked and felt like a quality production and was enjoyable watch and be a part of.

Would love to see a sequel but not really sure that one would work and it may well detract from what was to be honest, a surprisingly good film.

The visual effects were more than convincing as were the performances. We need to see more like this... clear rating

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  Hancock

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A very average film due mainly to the fact that the first half appears to have been written for a better film! The second half is poor, the hilairious tongue in cheek humour mixed with big budget action you would expect throughout a Will Smith movie is replaced with a boring back story tied in with the irritating character played by Charlize Theron, sucking all the fun out of the film.
Worth a look as the special FX are ace, as is some of the humour in the first 45 minutes or so, but avoid disappointment, don't expect too much.

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  Better than I Expected.

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Better than I Expected.
Read some very negative comments about this film. Had the opportunity to watch the film and I enjoyed it.
The story line was good and most importantly different and new. The special effects were good and there are some very good twist and turns in the film. The humour and acting by Will Smith was thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
Go see it.

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  An Odd Superhero Film

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Hancock (2008) - ***
Will Smith does brilliantly as the lazy superhero, Hancock and it's clear he is a 'made man' of cinema. For the first half an hour or so, its cracking humour as the invincible Hancock gets into all kinds of scrapes (annoyingly, all of the funniest ones were shown in the trailer) but then we descend into the curse of the convoluted storyline and it's downhill from here. Simply put, Hancock's past is just not as entertaining as Hancock hurling a beached whale into the ocean. When you have a fun, silly concept for a film, you should roll with it and have a laugh, not wallow in bad background stories and try to inject meaning and deepness into something that is meant to not be either. The excellent Smith is joined by a great Jason Bateman, and try and spot a brief Johnny Galecki from the Big Bang Theory. Oddly, producer Michael Mann is in it too.

  will smith is still @ his best

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you cannot fault will in this film, or any of his films for that matter. this has a fantastic storyline and has been extremely well written, i want a sequel!

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  will smith is quality!

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Alright this is a great film it has action and funny bits but it is pritty confusing and quite often very random very big twist in the middle not going to give it away but it does work quite well as it raps up well in the end. It from my point of view is a 9/10 because of the slight confusing still a great film though so buy it!

  HE'S SAVING THE WORLD, WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!

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After some of the disasterouse reviews some of the critics gave this film, I was expecting this to be a bomb like Smiths 1999 effort The Wild Wild West. To be honest although not perfect, I found this film to be a refreshing spin on the super hero movie. The script is funny, and smart, but don't be fooled by thinking this is full of eye scorching action sequences, although what there is are all very impressive, with some great CGI. The film scores on it's darker elements and works best when Hancock is fueld by booze. The cast are great, Bateman is as good as always, and Theron is always good eye candy, but again shows she is a very good actress. But the films real saving grace is as always Will Smith, he balances the comedy and the darker elements perfectly, and it's easy to see why he is one of the biggest stars on the planet. This two disc version is the version to buy, as it contains an extended cut of the film, which really does improve on the cinema released version, as the film cantains slightly stronger action and language, but also a few extended scenes that add more to he film. Director Peter Berg (The Kindom) has directed a great crowd pleaser, that will never be known as the greatest film ever made, but will know doubt please Will Smith fans, and also hopefully spawn a sequel or two.
Very Good!

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  HE'S SAVING THE WORLD, WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!

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After some of the disasterouse reviews some of the critics gave this film, I was expecting this to be a bomb like Smiths 1999 effort The Wild Wild West. To be honest although not perfect, I found this film to be a refreshing spin on the super hero movie. The script is funny, and smart, but don't be fooled by thinking this is full of eye scorching action sequences, although what there is are all very impressive, with some great CGI. The film scores on it's darker elements and works best when Hancock is fueld by booze. The cast are great, Bateman is as good as always, and Theron is always good eye candy, but again shows she is a very good actress. But the films real saving grace is as always Will Smith, he balances the comedy and the darker elements perfectly, and it's easy to see why he is one of the biggest stars on the planet. This two disc version is the version to buy, as it contains an extended cut of the film, which really does improve on the cinema released version, as the film cantains slightly stronger action and language, but also a few extended scenes that add more to he film. Director Peter Berg (The Kindom) has directed a great crowd pleaser, that will never be known as the greatest film ever made, but will know doubt please Will Smith fans, and also hopefully spawn a sequel or two.
Very Good!

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  BRILLIANT

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I didn't catch this at the cinema but I did see it on my way to America on a plane, as everyone knows a plane is not exactly the best place to watch a film so I was quite surprised at how much I did enjoy watching this. Don't get me wrong I really wanted to see this film just not on a tiny screen!

I really did enjoy it, the best thing for me was the innovative spin on the superhero genre, it really makes a nice change to see a film trying to be that little bit different to all the others in its genre and it pays off - Will Smiths performance is also a positive attribute for this film as is Charlize Therons. I was very impressed with both of them. I was genuinely thrilled and engrossed by this film.

If your looking for an entertaining film for kids and adults then this is a perfect choice. Ignore the bad reviews and give the film a chance; you won't be dissappointed.

  Why the bad reviews??

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im a big marvel fan so i love my superhero movies , i was not to sure about this , but it was good and effects were amazing , the story was good , you wondering all through the movie why is hancock like this then you find out and it makes sense , if you a will smith fab and like superheroes this is a must

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