Hancock (2008)

Ending / spoiler

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Hancock (Will Smith) stops a robbery at a store and is shot by one of the thieves. Since he was recently close by to Mary (Charlize Theron), he loses his powers and becomes mortal (the closer they are to one another, the weaker they get). He's rushed to the hospital, Mary visits him and explains that they've been together and apart since many thousands of years ago. 80 years ago, when they lived together in Miami, they went to see Frankenstein at a movie theater and they were attacked. Since they were together and he had no powers, he was injured severely (with a strong blow on the head he got amnesia). Mary left Hancock at the hospital and as soon as she went away, he got his powers and immortality back; she realized that they had to be apart so that he could have his powers and be a hero. Ray (Jason Bateman) and his son also visit Hancock and suddenly the lead crook from the hostage situation at the bank and two other convicts attack. Both Mary and Hancock are severely wounded and the lead crook almost kills Hancock but Ray helps out right in time and cuts off the crook's other hand. Hancock speeds away from the hospital so that Mary can regain her immortality. One month later, Ray and Mary are still together. Hancock continues to fight crime and he draws Ray's All Heart logo on the moon. During the end credits, Hancock responds to a hostage situation and it's suggested that he beats the crap out of the perpetrator because he calls Hancock an asshole...


Factual error: Basic physics - Hancock throws Michel from a dead stop to above cloud level in about eleven seconds. The clouds are bog standard cumulus which form at around 7,000 metres in temperate zones. This means that Michel accelerates to about 700 metres per second instantly, from a dead stop. Obviously he cannot accelerate during his ascent, so his starting speed has to be at least that. (In fact he would have to start his ascent much, much faster than 700 metres per second as he would be constantly decelerating due to gravity and air resistance, but it will do as a start point.) Michel accelerates from 0 to 2,520 kilometres per hour - twice the speed of sound - in zero seconds. He would be accelerating at around 5000 Gs, turning him into a very long streak of fine, pink mist.

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Hancock: I apologize to the people of Los Angeles. My behavior has been improper and I accept the consequences. I ask my fellow Angelinos for their patience and understanding. Life here can be difficult for me. After all, I am the only one of my kind. During my incarceration, I will be participating in alcohol and anger management treatment. You deserve better from me. I can be better. I will be better.

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Trivia: In the beginning, the song "Move B*tch" is accompanying Hancock's first action scene. Will Smith sings this song in "Bad Boys II" when threatening the boy who comes to pick up his partner's daughter for a date.

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Question: Where and when were "We were made in Pairs"?

Answer: That was never answered in the movie, though she did say they were at least 3,000 years old.


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