I might be going out on a limb here but I think that the majority of people who even bothered to watch Hancock thought it was pretty awful. It sucked so bad, in my opinion, that I couldn’t even watch the whole thing.
Now I’m hearing that there’s a sequel in the works and I can’t for the life of me imagine why Columbia Pictures would want to do this. Yes, it looks like there’s going to be a Hancock 2.
I don’t know if Will Smith is just bored but I don’t know why he would be willing to return to this. I know it grossed $624 million worldwide but that was largely due to hype. In the first film, Smith plays a superhero who has become edgy and conflicted but his personality woes get all sorted out in the end. What’s left to talk about? Is he cranky again? Has the economy gotten him down? What?!
All that is being disclosed at this point is that the “plot details are being kept under wraps” and I’ve got to do all that I can to stifle a laugh because the first film barely had a plot for this one to build on – and that script actually took 12 years to make it to the big screen, if you can believe it. I’m not even going to comment on the special effects – just look at the picture above if you need a visual.
What do you think of this? Would you go see the sequel? What did you think of the first film? I know I’m probably being too hard on it but I just think Will Smith is capable of so much better…