Hancock is the subject of the most recent episode of Screen Junkie’s Honest Trailers, which also critiques the baffling conclusion of Will Smith’s 2008 superhero film. Smith had the lead role in the Peter Berg-produced superhero dark comedy, which also starred Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, and Eddie Marsan. Hancock watches as Smith’s drunken, reckless hero works with public relations expert Ray Embrey (Bateman) to improve his reputation and become a better superhero, discovering the truth about his history and the source of his extraordinary abilities in the process.
The most recent episode of Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series takes a look back at Berg and Smith’s satirical superhero comedy, nearly 15 years after it initially debuted in cinemas. The Honest Trailer makes fun of how the revelation that Ray’s wife Mary (Theron) is a super-powered person with close links to Hancock ruins the film’s tone by focusing on Hancock’s complex and discordant final act.