Hancock is BAD but you could tell they were trying.
I mean, I'm sure that twist looked GREAT on paper. Just the execution was SHIT and it needed a villain that somebody GAVE A SHIT ABOUT. It couldn't make up its mind whether it wanted to be a sci-fi, summer action fest, drama, family story. They were all smelt together into a highly condensed pile of 'awful'.
NEXT just….ugh. If someone plopped that script in front of me and promised me $100,000 to act it out I dunno if I could do it.
TWIST!? you call that a twist!? I'm not typing it out again so here's my post from the hancock thread.
There seems to be a trend of late where films have a great premise, where it shapes up to be good, the trailer builds it up but then you realise you've seen the best bits before you've even sat down.
Things I knew before I went into the film
! He was a bum
He had superpowers
I'd seen all his action sequences. The car chase. Leaving the car on Capitol records, throwing the kid in the air etc…
The PR guy wanted to help him
He managed to turn his life around
he would eventually wear a suit
He would fight in the middle of a storm.
! Which turned out to be 85% of the movie.
Unfortunately it was also completly predictable.
! > I am the only one of my kind
! I've seen enough poorly scripted films to know, that when I heard that, that he wasn't going to be the only one of his kind. This was validated as soon as Theron started doing the 'Oh, I'm looking at him but I shouldn't because I know more then I let on'. Which was basically as soon as she appeared on screen. Not to mention that she was second bill in all the adverts, even though she is never seen in any of the fucking trailers or adverts. Fuck off.
I also wanted to explain how the twist is also just one big mishmash of a plot hole. Where the fuck did that storm come from? For example but I won't.
Also equally bad, if not worse. Deathproof. I hate that movie beyond reasonable doubt.