Mr. 4th of July is back, Will Smith pairs up with Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron in an unconventional superhero movie. While definitely funny at times the movie it has a serious side not revealed in the previews. Hancock is a superhero trying to find his true path and acceptance in a world where he is very different and unpopular. Bateman's roll is a somewhat idealistic public relations person who wants to change the world for the better and finds his way by helping Hancock straighten out his life and find his true purpose. Theron plays Bateman's wife. She has a secret past that is connected to Hancock. Even though Bateman is playing a character with no superpowers in many ways he comes off as the biggest hero of the movie. His faith and heroics by the end of the movie bring about the salvation of both Hancock and Theron. You could say he is the man behind the superhero. The general message of the movie appeared to be that one normal man while maybe not able to change the entire world on a grand scale can make a difference by helping one person.
Overall one would not say that this is Smith's biggest or best July 4th offering but it was an somewhat entertaining flick with a nice little message. It could not be recommended for young children due to violence and language.