Hancock - This movie got horrible reviews. Read some of them, it got trashed. Trashed hard. 34% at Rotten Tomatoes and it sounds worse if you read some of the early critics.
Having just seen it, I will say it is not as bad as the critics say. The premise and the idea were very good, but they did not come through with story that I thought filled the promise. Will Smith was of course, very good. He was playing a somewhat unlikable guy for the first time, and he did it well.
This movie suffered horribly in direction. I don't know who Peter Berg is, but he tries too hard to be Michael Bay or Paul Greengrass from the latter two Bourne movies.
I love the Bourne movies, but the first will always be my favorite because they locked down the camera, used tripods, dollys, and stedicam. I don't know where the fascination with handheld came from, but I am not a fan. I know they go for that "feel like you are part of the action" kind of thing, but what is the point of not locking down the camera for a conversation between Jason Bateman and some suits siting at a table talking about Fritos or some crap? Cutting off part of people's faces, showing 3/4 of the screen as the back of someone's head? Seriously?
I don't think the Bourne feel really fit the context of this movie. In Bourne, it is almost purely action or chasing. Hancock, not so much. 45% of the movie was out of focus and just gave me a headache trying to focus on what is going on.
5/10, without Will Smith - 3/10