Hancock (D: Peter Berg, 92 min) Rating: NNNNN
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a Will Smith blockbuster. Here he plays a down-and-out superhero who’s looking to clean up his act.
Action comedies are a tough sell. Audiences seem to like their genres served straight up. But Smith, whose likeability crosses gender, race and class lines, is probably the most bankable star in Hollywood. And director Peter Berg might prove to the industry that he can handle a big budget before taking on the remake of Dune, scheduled for 2010.