Steph and I went to see the ‘Hancock’ movie last night. I read a review beforehand that said it had quite a bit of profanity in it, and that turned out to be accurate. They drop the f-bomb once, the s-bomb once or twice, and the a-bomb (not that a-bomb) about a bazillion times. But almost all the profanity comes from the character of John Hancock, and it’s used to show how he is a very crude, rough-around-the-edges kind of guy who has serious a serious need for a friend. There is also some generally crude humor. For example, Hancock threatens to shove various peoples’ heads up various other peoples’ rears, and those aren’t always empty threats.
So I wish they toned it down a bit, but in the end it didn’t bother me much.
This morning I was googling around, trying to find the review I initially read, and found several others, and let me tell you, I’m glad I didn’t read them beforehand. They totally blow the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie, there’s a serious plot twist that you don’t want to know going in. Do yourself a favor and let this be the last thing you read about the movie ’till you watch it.
In the end, I give the movie about a 7 out of 10. I thought it was pretty funny, and I love unpredicatable movies — and a movie plot hasn’t caught me off guard that seriously since the last M. Night Shyamalan flick.