I believe something got seriously fucked-up during the production of Hancock because the pre-twist moments are amazingly fresh and original and about everything afterwards is shitty:
- unnecessary brawl that should have taken place elsewhere other than the city
- underdeveloped explanation of super-ability
- annoying plot-holes
It feels like someone came up with a good story and didn't know where to run with it, and in those moments of panic, hashed up something that will disappoint any viewer.
Luckily all casting is spot-on. Check...
- the 1st corporate meeting
- the PR guy and his wife
- the inmates
- the kids
Also some of the action (and visual effects) is pretty good (check the train smash). This a really fresh kinda superhero and it makes one salivate for (superior) sequels.
It was interesting to find that so many critics agreed that the move started well and screwed up about halfway through.