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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Posted in: Hancock

Went to see Hancock with some friends this weekend, and I have to say, I absolutely loved it. It obviously helps that Will Smith was the lead actor, but I liked Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron’s characters too.

I loved that Will was playing a bit of an anti-hero, and although I think he’s much more suited to good-guy roles, it was a nice departure to see him playing a despicable drunk.

I’m the smart-arse who always figures out the twists in films, and this one was no different. I figured this one out about five minutes before the reveal, but that didn’t spoil the film for me whatsoever. Saying that, Will Smith could have just stood there, and not said a word, and I would have been happy. That man is beyond scrumptious.

If you enjoy superhero films like yours truly, this one should tick all the boxes for you.

Looking forward to watching Mamma Mia with my GFs mid-week.

So, what did you guys do this weekend?


  • I LOVE LOVE LOVED Hancock! (I actually read a small spoiler on IO9 a few months back so I was prepared but that totally didn’t ruin it for me).

    I had RWA yesterday and then we went out last night–I am to OLD for this shit! LOL


  • Haven’t seen Hancock, yet. I think I might wait and buy the DVD, but we’re seeing Hellboy tonight!!


  • Hubby’s been out of town so we didn’t get to see this yet. I ALWAYS see Will Smith on the big screen (and really, shouldn’t everyone? heh).

    Can’t wait to see it!!!


  • I’ll have to wait awhile before this makes the rounds here, but can’t wait. Will rocks.


  • Throwmearope
    July 13
    6:08 pm

    I watched Brendan Fraser’s arse in 3-D. It was lovely. And the updating of Voyage to the Center of the Earth wasn’t bad.

    Have to wait for DVD for Hancock, hubby won’t go and my daughter’s already seen it twice.


  • Mad
    July 13
    6:26 pm

    I loved Hancock! We went to see this during the week. Yesterday I went to a booksigning and was not as stalkerish as I thought I would be. *G* Today is going to be a lazy day for the most part. We have to go to the grocery store but nothing else. We also plan to see Mamma Mia when it comes out.


  • Emmy
    July 13
    8:35 pm

    Saw Hellboy II on Fri nite. Meh. The bad guy, elf Prince Nuada, was sorta hot… in a Final Fantasy Sephiroth kinda way.

    Read the spoiler for Hancock a few weeks back. Will wait for DVD.

    Spent Saturday out in the boat, which was threatening to run away if left tied to the dock another day, lolz. Is now Krispy Kitteh. Ow.

    All in all, another beautiful Hawaiian weekend.


  • I’ve been chillaxing, which is great. Hancock was a nice departure from the typical Will Smith role. This probably makes me a wierdo, but I read the synopsis on Movie Spoiler.com before I decided whether I would go see it. I liked what I read so I spent my 9.50 and I still enjoyed Hancock even though I knew exactly what would happen. Yeah, I’m the kind of person that will read the ending of a book to decide if I want to keep reading. I live for spoilers.


  • Emma, say it isn’t so! “Meh”? Really? I loved the first Hellboy and also Pan’s Labrinyth, and I think Ron Perlman was fantastic in the role last time around.

    I loved Mama Mia when we saw the stage play/musical, but I think I”m going to have to catch the movie on cable.


  • Emmy
    July 13
    9:30 pm

    Vanessa, Hellboy II wasn’t horrible. There were some very funny parts. It just wasn’t great. The character development unfortunately wasn’t there. I wanted to stab Princess Nuala for being so dang dumb. Apparently the script writers felt the same way. I coulda waited for DVD on this one. However, I didn’t particularly like Pan’s Labyrinth either. It was too violent and frickin *weird* for me.

    If you like Guillermo del Toro’s work, I think you’ll enjoy this movie.


  • Lori
    July 13
    9:43 pm

    We saw Hellboy 2 too this weekend. Wanted to see Journey in 3D but our theater wasn’t showing the 3D version. So Hellboy it was. And I loved it! Although I don’t go to movies like Hellboy for plot or characters, I just want some ass whupping and laughs. Had plenty of those both.

    Now we’re home from swimming, and I’m trying to decide between starting a Harlequin Blaze or Charles De Lint.


  • Ebony
    July 14
    6:19 am

    I saw the movie and thought it was okay. I think what was missing for me was an actual “enemy.” He was his own worse enemy, but I’m talking about someone other than himself.

    The surprise twist was good and that’s what made of for the lack of there not being an enemy. I don’t count the men who showed up in the end trying to kill him and you know who (they came in too late in the movie to really matter to me).

    But anyway, I love Will Smith and would go see a Hancock 2…but this was not his best film, but definately not his worse.


  • Yeah, I wanna go see it. If I finish this book this week, I might try to see it before we leave on vacation.


  • I’ve been looking forward to this one. Glad to hear it was good.
    I’m excited about Mama Mia.


  • Dawn
    July 15
    11:03 am

    I think I’d like to go see Hancock. However, I’m much more interested in Mamma Mia. I was never interested in seeing the stageshow, but for some reason, I really want to see the film.


  • Dawn, that could have something to do with the heavyweight cast on Mamma Mia. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Julie Walters? They are all such wonderful actors, and I have to say, I am all about the cast when it comes to making a choice to see a film.

    For instance, I loved the Iron Man story, but I have no interest in Robert Downey Junior, so I didn’t bother going to see it.


  • Dawn
    July 16
    11:00 am

    Thinking about it, Karen, you’re right.

    I have this irrationally pathological hatred of Leonardo DiCaprio, so much that I’ve only seen Titanic (and that was through duress, and I cheered when he died at the end!).

    Iron Man? I haven’t been to see it, but there’s something about Robert Downey Jr. (Yay!) and he’s got a beard (double Yay!).


  • I have this irrationally pathological hatred of Leonardo DiCaprio

    Funnily enough I feel much the same way about Leo. I watched Titanic and cringed all the way through his performance, and that was a movie I loved!


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