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Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose poor grooming, drunk and disorderly behavior, and destructive rescue attempts, are doing nothing to make him popular in the press. Then public relations expert Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) steps in to try and help him clean up his image. But some bad habits are hard to break.
Why Is Hancock Rated PG-13?
Hancock is rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi actions and violence, and language.
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Opening with a bullet-riddled car chase down a Los Angeles freeway, Hancock is full of violent exchanges between police and criminals, car crashes, property damage and explosions. Characters are shot in the chest and stabbed in the back with bloody wounds shown. Others are beaten repeatedly. A man has both hands cut off. Hostages are shown with explosives strapped to their chests. Police officers are pinned down by gunfire. A character is stabbed with a kitchen implement and hit with a wooden rolling pin. Altercations in a prison result in one man’s head being inserted into another man’s buttocks. Patients in a hospital are shot, hit with an oxygen cylinder, and beaten. Characters are thrown through walls and out of windows. Although a superhero, Hancock also drinks excessively, makes crude advances at women and bullies other citizens. Some partial male buttock nudity is seen. Rude comments, profanities, scatological slang along with a sexual expletive and hand gestures are used in the script.
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Angst about their identity seems to affect other superheroes as well. Peter Parker struggles to accept his new powers in Spider-Man. Bruce Wayne also wrestles with his role in Batman Begins. The expense of insurance claims and law suites also causes superheroes to fall from grace in the animated film The Incredibles. Will Smith plays another character who finds himself down and out in The Pursuit of Happyness.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Hancock...
Hancock hits the home video market in both a rated and unrated version, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray. Look for these combinations:
The Hancock: Rated Theatrical Version is available in widescreen with five featurettes: Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete.
The Hancock: Unrated Version offers ten extra minutes of footage and is also available in widescreen. It includes the five aforementioned featurettes: Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete.
Hancock the 2-Disc Rated/Unrated Special Edition (with Digital Copy) provides both the rated and unrated versions of the film (in widescreen), along with a Digital Copy. This edition provides seven featurettes, adding Home Life and Suiting Up to the previous five (Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete).
The Blue-ray version of Hancock comes as a 2-Disc Rated/Unrated Special Edition (with Digital Copy). This presentation contains the bonus extras found on the 2-disc DVD edition (Home Life, Suiting Up, Superhumans: The Making of Hancock, Seeing the Future, Building a Better Hero, Bumps and Bruises and Mere Mortals: Behind the Scenes with Dirty Pete) plus some exclusive Blu-ray features: BD-Live Enabled, Picture-In-Picture and an On-Set Visual Diary.