Here’s the first look at Will Smith looking super-heroey in Hancock.
Having seen the trailer, this image came as a bit of a shock to me. I really liked the slacker/bum look that Smith had in the trailer as a counterpoint to his superhero powers. He had a whole anti-heroic thing going, where he had to be convinced to go after the bad guys when he’d rather just be sleeping.
In retrospect I suppose I should have expected this. I don’t know why I was thinking that he’d maintain that attitude throughout the film… it seems like it’s going to be pretty typical after all, taking him from no account slacker to full-on superhero.
While that will make the film story more typical, that doesn’t mean it won’t work. I’m sure that what will happen is that initially he’ll embrace the whole hero thing and start to buy into it, but something will happen that will show him the seriousness and/or consequences of what he does and he will “grow” as a person.
Amazing how much one can divine from just one picture, ain’t it? :-)
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So what’s your opinion? Does this make you look forward to the movie more or less than before?