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Hancock (Two-Disc Unrated Edition) (2008)

A movie directed by Peter Berg

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Hancock: A decent movie

  • Jul 13, 2010
Rating:
+3
The movie was a good watch and humorous in general. Will Smith was awesome as always, and the other actors were pretty great too. The plot actually felt flowed pretty well, and I really enjoyed the kick plot twist. The wholesome idea of the movie, but the coordination of scenes and progression of events was somewhat hard to follow. Also, the plot about the guys trying to kill hancock was undercut way to much for its significance in the final scene. The camerawork was the horrible. It really was terrible, and detracted a ton from what could have been a great movie. The camera seemed to always be at least half zoomed in, giving everything an unrealistic and undramatic visual distortion. This also enhanced the shakiness of all the scenes, which got me sighing with relief whenever a tripod was briefly put into use. The overall feeling was drunken, which is not fun at all, and several completely unnecessary camera zooms were like shouts of "you're watching a movie! it's not real!". A good chunk of the money that went to the special effects should have gone to getting a half-decent cinematographer, because the camerawork flat out sucked. If it hadn't, I think hancock could have been much better.

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Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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review by . November 27, 2008
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