You Guys tell me what you think-very thought provoking.
I know I know I'm a conspiracy theorist…
It's just a coincidence that the first "superhero" depicted on the silver screen as a criminal, alcoholic, lazy, foul mouthed, not giving a you
know what bum, living in a broken down trailer, who everybody hates including the people he saves, *just happens* to *be black.*
And, it's just a coincidence the one man who loves Hancock, has faith in him and truly cares about him as a person; is an idealistic white man who
wants to save the entire planet. Let's call him the Anti-Bush. Oh and I can't forget his adorable little son is the only character, besides his
loving father, that doesn't refer to Hancock as an a**hole.
And, is it just a coincidence that Hancock only maintains his super powers if he stays away from a "beautiful" white woman who is *technically* his
*You have got to be kidding, right??!!*
I mean, of course the Blacks and Latinos hate Hancock because the only ones depicted in the movie are criminals, and although he does an extremely
poor job, is often late, drunk, unshaven, shabbily dressed and does more damage than good (just coincidences!) he does, at the very least, fight
But, everything changes for friendless Hancock when he saves a white man with a heart of gold and an angel of a son who wants to help Hancock with his
"image". (Because of course America won't accept an always drinking and cursing black man with a rap sheet, I mean who does he think he is Lil
Wayne?) In a matter of minutes he convinces Hancock to turn himself in and go to jail. He even writes his press conference speech for him!
Mr. Save the World then proceeds to "civilize" the savage Hancock by convincing him to stop drinking, shave, wear a hero uniform, treat other people
with kindness and consideration, and even how to land without ruining public property. Things that; in the 80 years he remembers being a superhero,
poor Hancock never seemed to figure out.
After his much needed "makeover" Hancock finally receives the love of the people he was always looking for. And, even when he realizes he is not the
only superhero and his "savior's" wife is his long lost love, he gladly leaves because when they are together they become "mortals". Plus, she
was smart enough to hide her powers, because unlike Hancock; she could care less about saving people -- she just wants to live a "normal" life. (How
ironic that her husband wants to save the world and she actually has the power to do so but selfishly refuses to do so because she prefers being a
spaghetti cooking, house wife.)
The black man, even though he's a superhero, needs the white man to properly educate him and integrate him into his society and the white woman who
is also a superhero has to hide her power just to keep her white man *
Come on now, we all know that any woman in her right mind would take Jason Bateman over Will Smith, and of course Hancock does have his bird to keep
him company (yes, it's literally a bird).
But, please don't leave right after the movie ends or you'll miss a bug eyed Mike Epps playing — You guessed it, a jive talking criminal— one
steaming pile of white supremacy with a coon on top!
Don't believe me?
Well, just compare Hancock to the other superheroes of the summer like millionaire, genius, scientist Iron-man or millionaire, playboy, martial art
expert Batman. Hell, even Bruce Banner (The Hulk) is a world renown scientist who only seems to get into trouble when his skin is no longer…….I
know, I know I'm a conspiracy theorist.
Well, at least there is one more action movie coming out this summer that stars a black man! Don Cheadle plays a Black Muslim and former solider with
apparent connections to a number of terrorist operations in a movie called "TRAITOR".
OK, OK, *I'm sure this is just a coincidence.*
*Questions or comments contact Jasiri X
[edit on 7/8/2008 by Spiderj]