MOVIES: Hancock

Well, the summer movie season is fully upon us and that can only mean one thing -- superheroes, superheroes, superheroes!

By now, we've all come to realize how these movies about some of ink's most remarkable men in tights come so canned they start to feel noticeably unremarkable by about mid-July, but hey, they sell, so who can blame the studio execs?

And Will Smith really sells, so give him a hero's burden and say, the ability to fly, and you've got a marketing machine, right?

So the question we're all wondering ... is Hancock, a breath of fresh air, or just another summer slop-fest making you want to wrap your mouth around your car's exhaust pipe?

Not surprisingly, the answer seems to be leaning toward exhaust pipe.

I haven't seen it yet, so I won't pass judgment, but I can say I think the whole superhero thing pretty much peaked this year with the May release of Iron Man and will hit its anti-climax with The Dark Knight.

Check out "Mr. Beaks'" take on Hancock over at Ain't It Cool News and a humorous little piece on the flick at Pop Matters.

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