Fair (1 star)
John Hancock (Will
Smith) is a superhero who has fallen out of favor with the
public, and for good reason. First of all, he can usually be
found passed out with a bottle of whiskey in his hand, draped
across a bench in downtown L.A. He routinely antagonizes
pedestrians, behaving no differently than a typical bum living
on Skid Row, whether cursing curious little kids for waking him
or trying to molest attractive women as they pass by.
The cleanup of that messy arrest cost the city $9 million,
prompting the fed-up chief of police (Greg Daniel) to urge the
disgraced superhero to leave town. Just as Hancock hits rock
bottom he is offered a chance at redemption by Ray Embrey (Jason
Bateman), a man he rescues from a car sitting on the train
tracks at a railroad crossing and about to be slammed by a
locomotive with a full head of steam.