I went to a pre-screening of Hancock tonight with the Metropolitician, his two Korean friends, and a photography classmate. The movie opens tomorrow in Korea. Tickets were confirmed this morning, and I rushed to the subway station after work.
When we arrived at the Yongsan CGV to take our seats, everyone had to check in their cell phones and cameras to men and women in suit who were trying hard to look important. The theater was mostly full and I think we were the only foreigners there. Throughout the movie, there was another secret agent wannabe stationed at the exit, making sure nobody was recording the movie.
Below is the only picture I was able to take tonight – the staff as they were handing back people’s belongings at the exit.
As for the movie? Eh. That being said, Will Smith is Will Smith. The movie will gross millions just because he’s in it. Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron were also great. The story itself had a lot of potential (just like “Jumper”), but the storyline was a little lean. I wasn’t really compelled by the character of Hancock, and felt more could have been done to give the audience something to chew on.
Overall, it was an ok movie. I wouldn’t pay full price on a Saturday night to see it, but it’s worth a watch. Honestly… for the entertainment value, Angelina Jolie’s “Wanted” would be a better choice.