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Will Smith’s hidden message in Hancock

Posted on: July 9, 2008


So I took a gander at Hancock recently. Despite some of the bad reviews, I was surprised. Of course it really could be better. Two things stood out.

1. Mr. Smith obviously set out to do a hero movie for adults. That was quite clear. With all the hero movies out there I think this was a smart move.

2. Second, Will’s hidden message was this: Father’s (especially black dad’s) you cannot be the heroes that your children need if you keep getting in trouble. Of course it’s message that has been repeated widely. Most recently by Barack Obama in his Father’s Day speech. And yes Barack and Bill Cosby have been drawn over the coals for this (Barack more recently by Jesse Jackson). Anyway, I think Will’s approach in the movie was novel and timely. Well done Hancock. Haven’t seen it? It’s worth a watch.

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3 Responses to "Will Smith’s hidden message in Hancock"

Hancock looks like interesting spin on the latest superhero movie craze… if nothing else at least Will Smith tends to be pretty funny

that movie of yours was awesome . i always wanted to meet you

hiiiiiiiiiiiii 🙂
will smith i’m so influenced by you. i think ANYTHING your in is absoluetly AMAZING.
your a true actor and you really know how to cry . lol.
well message me back.

-Sammi – your NUMBER 1 fan. 🙂

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