History Film / Hancock

25th Jun '16 7:50:41 PM Fireblood
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* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: In a deleted scene, Hancock warns a woman about this before having sex with her. At the last minute, he shows her off him and his sperm ''shoot out through the roof''.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary, several thousand years old, but look middle age]].

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary, Mary are several thousand years old, but look middle age]].forty at most]].



* TheUnfairSex: Averted in this case. Hancock calls [[spoiler: Mary]] out for thinking this.
* UngratefulBastard: Averted: While other citizens yell at Hancock for derailing the train, and Ray himself does agree that he could have just lifted the car up into the air, Ray is nonetheless thankful towards Hancock for saving his life.
* UntrustingCommunity: Amazingly averted. The population of Los Angeles are belligerent and ungrateful, berating Hancock for his methods of stopping crime and saving people (which costs the city in millions and often trashes some poor sod's day).

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted {{Averted}} in this case. Hancock calls [[spoiler: Mary]] out for thinking this.
* UngratefulBastard: Averted: Averted. While other citizens yell at Hancock for derailing the train, and Ray himself does agree that he could have just lifted the car up into the air, Ray is nonetheless thankful towards Hancock for saving his life.
* UntrustingCommunity: Amazingly averted. The population of Los Angeles are belligerent and ungrateful, berating Hancock for his methods of stopping crime and saving people (which costs the city in millions and often trashes some poor sod's day).
27th Apr '16 9:08:01 AM taddavis
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* AntiHero: Hancock is this at the start of the film - a drunken, sexist, homophobic, politically incorrect prick who cares nothing for collateral damage and only saves people out of some strange need. He grows out of it with Ray's help.

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* AntiHero: Hancock is this at the start of the film - a drunken, sexist, homophobic, politically incorrect prick cunt who cares nothing for collateral damage and only saves people out of some strange need. He grows out of it with Ray's help.
2nd Jan '16 12:15:49 AM burninmylight
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* AnimalMotifs: Hancock often finds himself surrounded by subtle or prominent the imagery of an Eagle, waking up on a bench with an eagle painted on it, wearing a hat bearing a logo of an eagle on the front, scrawling eagles on the walls of his cell, etc. Ray seems to have noticed this recurring motif and purposely put an Eagle on Hancock's brand new suit as his symbol. His reintroduction to the public has him walk past a prominent metal statue of one, he appears to have a drawing of a bird in his trailer, and finally, Hancock is shown watching over New York whilst sitting next to one.

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* AnimalMotifs: Hancock often finds himself surrounded by subtle or prominent the imagery of an Eagle, waking up on a bench with an eagle painted on it, wearing a hat bearing a logo of an eagle on the front, scrawling eagles on the walls of his cell, etc. Ray seems to have noticed this recurring motif and purposely put an Eagle on Hancock's brand new suit as his symbol. His reintroduction to the public has him walk past a prominent metal statue of one, he appears to have a drawing of a bird in his trailer, and finally, Hancock is shown watching over New York whilst sitting next to one.



* BullyingADragon: When Hancock goes to jail, the prisoners, who he put there, surround and heckle him. [[TooDumbToLive Are all they tired of living?]]

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* BullyingADragon: When Hancock goes to jail, the prisoners, who he put there, surround and heckle him. [[TooDumbToLive Are all they all tired of living?]]
4th Oct '15 6:59:15 PM woodrich1
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* ThinkNothingOfIt: What Hanock does not say it but he means it. He never asks for anything in response to his heroism. [[HeroWithBadPublicity The people think a lot of it, and it's the bad stuff that they think of]]

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* ThinkNothingOfIt: What Hanock Hancock does not say it but he means it. He never asks for anything in response to his heroism. [[HeroWithBadPublicity The people think a lot of it, and it's the bad stuff that they think of]]
5th Sep '15 3:20:28 PM Tdarcos
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* YouTube: Ray shows Hancock why he has such bad publicity. Someone recorded Hancock cavalierly grabbing a whale by its tail and flinging it out into the ocean, then posting the video on YouTube. In real life, the scene from the movie was posted to YouTube by the studio itself.
1st Sep '15 12:30:24 AM RayAP9
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->''"Call me an asshole, one more time."''

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->''"Call ->''"[[BerserkButton Call me an asshole, asshole]]... one more time."''
31st Aug '15 11:18:50 PM RayAP9
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* WouldHurtAChild: Hancock tosses the asshole French kid bothering him up in the air and only catches him at the last second. Ray is visibly shaken. [[JerkassVictim Not that many viewers cared]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: Played with. The 10-year-old French kid who bullies Ray's son is stupid enough to repeatedly call Hancock an asshole. Hancock tosses the asshole French kid bothering him up at least a mile in the air and only in retaliation, but catches him at on the last second. way down so he's not seriously hurt (just scared shitless). Ray is visibly shaken. shaken, [[JerkassVictim Not that but not many viewers cared]].
30th Aug '15 5:57:07 AM RayAP9
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* HundredPercentHeroismRating: What Ray hopes to achieve for Hancock. [[spoiler:By the third act, he appears to have obtained it-- as he and Mary argue after a "small" scuffle that ruined a city street, the onlooking crowd applauds Hancock based on his (much improved) reputation alone]].



* AnimalMotifs: Hancock often finds himself surrounded by subtle or prominent the imagery of an Eagle, waking up on a bench with an eagle painted on it, wearing a hat bearing a logo of an eagle on the front, scrawling eagles on the walls of his cell, etc. Ray seems to have noticed this recurring motif and purposely put an Eagle on Hancock's brand new suit as his symbol. His reintroduction to the public has him walk past a prominent metal statue of one, and finally, Hancock is shown watching over New York whilst sitting next to one.

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* AnimalMotifs: Hancock often finds himself surrounded by subtle or prominent the imagery of an Eagle, waking up on a bench with an eagle painted on it, wearing a hat bearing a logo of an eagle on the front, scrawling eagles on the walls of his cell, etc. Ray seems to have noticed this recurring motif and purposely put an Eagle on Hancock's brand new suit as his symbol. His reintroduction to the public has him walk past a prominent metal statue of one, he appears to have a drawing of a bird in his trailer, and finally, Hancock is shown watching over New York whilst sitting next to one.



* BerserkButton: Call Hancock an asshole. One. More. Time. [[spoiler:Mary]] also has one. She doesn't like it when someone calls her crazy.

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* BerserkButton: Call Hancock an asshole. One. More. Time. [[spoiler:Mary]] also has one. She one: she doesn't like it when someone calls her crazy.



* BroughtDownToNormal: Hancock and [[spoiler: other immortals like him]] suffers from this when [[spoiler: they come into contact with their immortal mate. The loss of their powers allows them to decide to live a normal, mortal life and eventually die. All but Hancock and Mary have chosen this fate and died before the start of the film. Mary implies that they have made several attempts at this in the past, but Hancock is addicted to helping people, and they constantly end up apart so that he can resume being a hero]].
* BullyingADragon: When Hancock goes to jail, the prisoners, who he put there, surround him. [[TooDumbToLive Are all they tired of living?]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Hancock and [[spoiler: other immortals like him]] suffers suffer from this when [[spoiler: they come into contact with their immortal mate. The loss of their powers allows them to decide to live a normal, mortal life and eventually die. All but Hancock and Mary have chosen this fate and died before the start of the film. Mary implies that they have made several attempts at this in the past, but Hancock is addicted to helping people, and they constantly end up apart so that he can resume being a hero]].
* BullyingADragon: When Hancock goes to jail, the prisoners, who he put there, surround and heckle him. [[TooDumbToLive Are all they tired of living?]]



* CarFu: Mary smacks Hannock with a truck. It's set off by the aforementioned BerserkButton.
* CatchPhrase: When Hancock is still struggling to get the hang of getting people to like him, he's prone to saying "[[SincerityMode Good job]]" to anyone without much regard to context.
* CerebusSyndrome: Remember the goofy first half of the movie where Will Smith is a JerkAss superhero? That goes away.

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* CarFu: Mary smacks Hannock Hancock with a truck. It's set off by the aforementioned BerserkButton.
* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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When Hancock is still struggling to get the hang of getting people to like him, he's prone to saying "[[SincerityMode Good job]]" to anyone without much regard to context.
** His dares for someone to "Call [him] a asshole... one more time..." could be considered one.
* CerebusSyndrome: Remember the goofy first half of the movie where Will Smith is a JerkAss superhero? That goes away. See FeetFirstIntroduction below for quite possibly the exact moment when the tone changes.



* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Hancock's most frequent threat to...''everybody'' is to shove their head up people's asses. Since he's a superhero, he can, and in one scene ''does'' make good on that threat.
* DeadpanSnarker: Often by Hancock and Ray; it's a feedback loop.

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* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Hancock's most frequent threat to...to ''everybody'' is to shove their head up people's asses. Since he's a superhero, he can, and in one scene ''does'' make good on that threat.
* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Often by Hancock and Ray; it's a feedback loop.



-->'''Hancock''': {Scoffs} I don't even remember that...
-->'''Ray''': .....Greenpeace does. Walter does.....

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-->'''Hancock''': {Scoffs} ''[scoffs]'' I don't even remember that...
-->'''Ray''': .....-->'''Ray''': ... Greenpeace does. Walter does.....does.



** Hancock shoving people's heads up asses for annoying him
** Rather than tell Hancock what was going on after they first meet, [[spoiler:Mary flings him out of her house and into the street.]] Justified- see BroughtDownToNormal above.

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** Hancock shoving people's heads up asses for annoying him
him.
** Rather than tell Hancock what was going on after they first meet, [[spoiler:Mary flings him out of her house and into the street.]] street after they share a kiss]]. Justified- see BroughtDownToNormal above.



* EternalLove: [[spoiler: Hancock and Mary are soulmates, made for each other, and have been in a relationship for hundreds of years.]]
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Hancock's fingernails can leave drawings on walls and sharpen a steel lampshade to a cutting edge.

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* EternalLove: [[spoiler: Hancock and Mary are soulmates, made for each other, and have been in a relationship for hundreds of years.]]
years]].
* FingerPokeOfDoom: FeetFirstIntroduction: [[spoiler:Mary, after Hancock finds out that she's a super being like he is, is introduced as a [[DarkActionGirl dark action girl]] with a focus on her [[CombatStilettos combat stilettos]] as she leaves her car when arriving at Hancock's fingernails can leave drawings on walls and sharpen a steel lampshade to a cutting edge.trailer]].



* FrenchJerk: Michel, who calls people "La petite asshole" gets flung upwards.

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* FrenchJerk: Michel, who calls people "La petite asshole" gets flung upwards.Michel.



* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Invoked by Ray who gives Hanock a black leather suit to make him more professional.

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* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: Invoked by Ray who gives Hanock Hancock a black leather suit to make him more professional. professional.
* MundaneUtility: Hancock uses his super strength (combined with either enhanced marksmanship or just a damn good jump shot) to make some absurdly long jumpers on the prison's basketball court.



* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Mary whistles as she goes to fetch eggs from the fridge, [[spoiler:which she threw (along with the titular character) through her wall upon revealing her powers to him.]]
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: [[spoiler: Hancock and Mary lose their powers if they stay together. This was the reason for every other being like them dying out.]]
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Obviously exaggerated. The aforementioned French kid gets thrown maybe a mile up into the air and then caught maybe four feet from the ground without any apparent ill effects other than a bruised ego.
* OnlySaneMan: Ray is also the only person in the Hancock-verse who recognises that it's ''not'' a good idea to piss Hancock off.

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* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Mary whistles as she goes to fetch eggs from the fridge, [[spoiler:which is in the parking lot outside her home, after she threw it (along with the titular character) through her wall upon revealing her powers to him.]]
him]].
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: [[spoiler: Hancock and Mary lose their powers if they stay together. This was the reason for every other being like them dying out.]]
out]].
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Obviously exaggerated. The aforementioned French kid gets thrown maybe a mile up into the air and then caught maybe four feet from the ground without any apparent ill effects other than a bruised ego.
ego and physical shock.
* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Ray is also one of the only person people in the Hancock-verse who recognises that it's ''not'' a good idea to piss Hancock off.



** Ray subverts this trope when he and Hancock get into an argument at the prison in which Hancock is being held. He calls Hancock a coward and even stands his ground when Hancock is clearly ready to retaliate physically.



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary are implied to be this. They're certainly powerful enough and have at many times in history been dubbed and worshipped as gods.]]
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted. [[spoiler: Hancock is assaulted in his weakened state by bigots in 1931 Florida because he's with a white woman. That's also the probable motive of the 1850 incident.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Mary, it's one thing to be displeased about what happened in the past with Hancock, but refraining from telling him about his past in his amnesic state and certainly ''threatening him'' only compound the problems which ultimately end up revealing her secret to Ray.]]

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary are implied to be this. They're certainly powerful enough and have at many times in history been dubbed and worshipped as gods.]]
gods]].
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Averted. [[spoiler: Hancock is assaulted in his weakened state by bigots in 1931 Florida because he's with a white woman. That's also the probable motive of the 1850 incident.]]
incident]].
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Mary, it's one thing to be displeased about what happened in the past with Hancock, but refraining from telling him about his past in his amnesic state and certainly ''threatening him'' only compound the problems which ultimately end up revealing her secret to Ray.]]Ray]].



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary, several thousand years old, but look middle age.]]

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Hancock and Mary, several thousand years old, but look middle age.]]age]].



* SexyDiscretionShot: The deleted sex scene in Hancock's trailer home between Hancock and the girl. As they're about to get it on, the trailer violently rocks back and fourth until right before Hancock [[UnusualEuphemism reaches the mountaintop]], when he knocks the girl onto the couch and ejaculates three powerful shots through the roof.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: The deleted sex scene in Hancock's trailer home between Hancock and the girl. a random girl who's apparently turned on by superhumans. As they're about to get it on, the trailer violently rocks back and fourth until right before Hancock [[UnusualEuphemism reaches "reaches the mountaintop]], mountaintop]]," (as he puts it) when he knocks the girl onto the couch and ejaculates three powerful shots through the roof.



* ShoutOut: A crook in New York City references Wolverine when describing Hancock's costume, as it looks like the X-Men's black suits.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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A crook in New York City references Wolverine when describing Hancock's costume, as it looks like the X-Men's black suits.



** In the opening sequence, Hancock flies into [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a flock of birds, and then a plane]].

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** In the opening sequence, Hancock flies into [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a flock of birds, and then a plane]]. Ray also at one point asks if Hancock arrived on Earth via meteor.



** All the criminals and most of the citizens. The titular superhero Hancock is a JerkAss FlyingBrick who can and will use his powers to frighten, humiliate, or possibly mutilate anyone who remotely displeases him. He's also [[NighInvulnerability immune to harm]]. Despite this, everyone save Ray, the main character and the only one with any common sense will either insult him, try to provoke him, or [[ShootingSuperman shoot him]]; despite the fact it should be obvious he will cause them [[DisproportionateRetribution serious harm in return]].

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** All the criminals and most of the citizens. The titular superhero Hancock is a JerkAss FlyingBrick who can and will use his powers to frighten, humiliate, or possibly mutilate anyone who remotely displeases him. He's also [[NighInvulnerability immune to harm]]. Despite this, everyone almost everyone, save Ray, the main character and the only one with any common sense will either insult him, try to provoke him, or [[ShootingSuperman shoot him]]; him]], despite the fact it should be obvious he will cause them [[DisproportionateRetribution serious harm in return]].



* UngratefulBastard: Averted: While other citizens yell at Hancock for derailing the train, and Ray himself does agree that he could have just lifted the car up instead but he is none the less thankful towards Hancock.

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* UngratefulBastard: Averted: While other citizens yell at Hancock for derailing the train, and Ray himself does agree that he could have just lifted the car up instead but he is none into the less air, Ray is nonetheless thankful towards Hancock.Hancock for saving his life.
25th Jul '15 6:46:18 PM pikapika217
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* BittersweetEnding: It's downplayed on the "bitter" part. Hancock and Mary are supposedly "drawn to one another" but do not hook up at the end. She's happily married and in love and he's doing what he loves doing, and they show no signs of actually wanting to hook up.

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* BittersweetEnding: It's downplayed on the "bitter" part. Hancock and Mary [[spoiler:Mary]] are supposedly "drawn to one another" but do not hook up at the end. She's happily married and in love and he's doing what he loves doing, and they show no signs of actually wanting to hook up.
9th May '15 10:03:17 PM KamsleyKlan
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* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:The scene in which Hancock amputates Red's hand holding a dead-man's switch cuts to a shot outside the bank.]]
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