There are some great bits in the film, the bank robbery, the exploration of the commercialisation and monetising of a superhero and the convenience store hold-up are highly engaging, but feel disjointed from much of the narrative. I don't, for a second, object to the idea of a superhero narrative that centers around a romantic relationship, only that Hancock probably could have benefited from being more coherent across the board. If it was a romantic narrative, why not sideline the rebuilding of a life, or focus on the redemption and leave the romance for the next film? I never felt like I was watching a cohesive film, merely a series of ideas that had been thrown together.
I know that Hancock has a devoted following, with spin-off comics, regular sequel teases and rumblings about Marvel and/or DC tie-ins, but I simply do not get it. The film is not unique enough to be overly interesting, the production is too good to be classed as cult cinema and yet too poor to be a true blockbuster. I'm simply at a loss with this one, it didn't make a lot of sense and just was not overly interesting; don't expect Hancock to turn up in an Ultimate Alliance game anytime soon.