From Rick's Flicks Picks
More times than not a trailer informs the general audience about whether a film is something they want to see. The trailers for HANCOCK (which I’ve always felt was a terrible title) seemed like a mildly amusing superhero spoof. In the trailer, one feels it’s a one-note story. Will Smith’s superhero lead is a jerk and learns to not be a jerk – the end. But I must give it to Columbia Pictures that they left many of the secrets for the audience to discover during the movie watching experience instead of give it to us in the press ahead of time. There’s an interesting twist that takes the story a nice new direction (even if it’s not handled perfectly) and, gasp, real characters that we care about.