Soundrack Albums

  • HancockVarese Sarabande (302 066 908 2 / VSD-6908)

    Released: July 1, 2008

    Formats: CD, Digital (45 min)

Song Credits

  • "WHAMMER JAMMER"
    WRITTEN BY STEPHEN BLADD ,JOHN GEILS JR., SETH JUSTMAN, DANIEL KLEIN, RICHARD SALWITZ AND PETER WOLF
    PERFORMED BY J. GEILS BAND
    COURTESY OF ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.
    BY ARRANGEMENT WITH WARNER MUSIC GROUP FILM & TV LICENSING
  • "HIGHWAY 13"
    WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY JOHN LEE HOOKER
    COURTESY OF VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA
    UNDER LICENSE FROM EMI FILM & TELEVISION MUSIC
    AND COURTESY OF THE JOHN LEE HOOKER ESTATE
  • "MOVE BITCH"
    WRITTEN BY JONATHAN SMITH, CRAIG LAWSON, BOBBY SANDIMANIE AND MICHAEL TYLER
    PERFORMED BY LUDACRIS
    FEATURING MYSTIKAL AND I-20
    COURTESY OF THE ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "MOVE BITCH"
    WRITTEN BY JONATHAN SMITH, CRAIG LAWSON, BOBBY SANDIMANIE AND MICHAEL TYLER
    PERFORMED BY DJ NO NAME
    COURTESY OF JAMASTER A MANAGEMENT LTD.
    BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE ORCHARD
  • "THE 900 #"
    WRITTEN BY MARK JAMES
    REMIXED BY T-RAY
    PERFORMED BY MARK "THE 45 KING" JAMES
    COURTESY OF TUFF CITY RECORDS
  • "I'M IN THE MOOD"
    WRITTEN BY BERNARD BESMAN AND JOHN LEE HOOKER
    PERFORMED BY JOHN LEE HOOKER
    COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "POP'S INSTRUMENTAL (T-RAY REMIX)"
    WRITTEN BY ROEBUCK STAPLES
    PERFORMED BY THE STAPLES SINGERS
    COURTESY OF CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC. AND BEATDOWN PRODUCTIONS, INC.
  • "SERVES YOU RIGHT TO SUFFER"
    WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY JOHN LEE HOOKER
    COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "WATER FROM THE SAME SOURCE"
    WRITTEN BY CHRISTIAN FREDERICKSON, RACHEL GRIMES AND JASON NOBLE
    PERFORMED BY RACHEL'S
    COURTESY OF QUARTERSTICK RECORDS
  • "BEST DRESSED CHICKEN IN TOWN"
    WRITTEN BY JAMES WINSTON THOMPSON
    PERFORMED BY DOCTOR ALIMANTADO
    COURTESY OF KEYMAN RECORDS LTD.
    UNDER LICENSE FROM I.S.D.A. RECORDS
  • "COLORS"
    WRITTEN BY ICE-T AND AFRIKA ISLAM
    PERFORMED BY ICE-T
    COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC.
    BY ARRANGEMENT WITH WARNER MUSIC GROUP FILM & TV LICENSING
  • "SANFORD AND SON THEME"
    WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY QUINCY JONES
    COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INC.
    UNDER LICENSE FROM SONY PICTURES MUSIC GROUP
  • "TIPPI-TOES"
    WRITTEN BY ARTHUR NEVILLE, GEORGE PORTER, JR., JOSEPH MODELISTE AND LEO NOCENTELLI
    PERFORMED BY THE METERS
    COURTESY OF RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
    BY ARRANGEMENT WITH WARNER MUSIC GROUP FILM & TV LICENSING
  • "PAPER PLANES"
    WRITTEN BY MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM, WESLEY PENTZ, TOPPER HEADON, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON AND JOE STRUMMER
    PERFORMED BY M.I.A.
    COURTESY OF INTERSCOPE RECORDS
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES AND COURTESY OF XL RECORDINGS LTD.
  • "TWO"
    WRITTEN BY RYAN ADAMS AND BRAD PEMBERTON
    PERFORMED BY RYAN ADAMS
    COURTESY OF LOST HIGHWAY RECORDS
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "LLEGO CACHAITO"
    WRITTEN BY ROBERTO FONSECA AND ORLANDO CACHAITO LOPEZ
    PERFORMED BY ROBERTO FONSECA
    COURTESY OF ENJA RECORDS M. WINCKELMANN GmbH
  • "WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS"
    WRITTEN BY HUEY P. MEAUX
    PERFORMED BY FREDDY FENDER
    COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "HERE I COME"
    WRITTEN BY TARIK COLLINS, KARL JENKINS, RICHARD NICHOLS, MALIK SMART AND AHMIR THOMPSON
    PERFORMED BY THE ROOTS
    (FEATURING MALIK B. & DICE RAW)
    COURTESY OF THE ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP
    UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
  • "FEELIN' YOU"
    WRITTEN BY DEVIN EDWARDS AND TODD RAY
    PRODUCED BY T-RAY
    PERFORMED BY DEVIN EDWARDS

Compilation Soundtracks

Review: Hancock

by Dan Goldwasser June 27, 2008
1.5 / 5 Stars

2008 is definitely turning out to be the summer of the super-hero. Between Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Hellboy, The Dark Knight and heck, even Kung-Fu Panda, there\'s a lot of saving going on. Then there is Hancock. Played by Will Smith, John Hancock is the anti-superhero. Or rather, the reluctant one. No one knows much about him, and he doesn\'t care. He saves people only to get them to shut up and stop asking him for his help. He is a sloppy drunk, sleeps on a bus stop bench, and doesn\'t care that he causes more damage in the process of saving people. The film opens with him dispatching of some gunmen by throwing their SUV onto the top of the Capitol Records building. Frankly he\'s a bit of a jerk, and the people of Los Angeles have had it with him. When a warrant for his arrest is issued, he is in need of being rescued himself. Enter Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), a PR man who hasn\'t had the best of luck with his charity idea. After being rescued by Hancock, he takes the superhero under his wing and sets about reforming Hancock\'s image - much to the unhappiness of his wife Mary (Charlize Theron) who seems to want to protect her son Aaron from Hancock\'s influence. The first step is to get Hancock to surrender to the authorities, and go to prison - the idea being that with crime on the rise, they\'ll have no other option than to go back to Hancock for his help, thus freeing him from jail.

As Hancock tries to better himself and be a more responsible superhero, we learn a bit more about his background, and the reasons that Mary is so suspicious of him. Directed by Peter Berg, the story is a bit loose, since a lot seems to have been cut out of the film, making things seem a tad disjointed. Characters don\'t behave the way you would expect - and worst of all, Hancock isn\'t even a likable person. It\'s not entirely clear why Ray seems so compelled to help out Hancock, but even if you can accept that idea, you would think that Ray would be just a little upset when his kitchen is virtually destroyed. Instead, it barely seems to phase him.

The visual effects are a mixed bag as well. Some shots look great, but then anytime Hancock is flying around the city, the compositing looks really cheap. The music by John Powell is serviceable, and doesn\'t really kick into superhero mode until the climax, which is where I felt the score started to work well. The rest of the time, it\'s got a lot of the same guitar-heavy moody score that Berg had in The Kingdom and Friday Night Lights.

In the end, Hancock isn\'t a very good movie. Trying to hold a bunch of action sequences together with a nonsensical storyline and an alcoholic superhero who we can\'t relate to or care about doesn\'t make this a movie to run out and see. At least it\'s blessedly short.

Trailer Music

  •  Theatrical Trailer
  • "Who Do You Love" - George Thorogood
  • "Take Me Out " - Franz Ferdinand
  • "Vengeful Resurrection" - audiomachine
  • "Bad Blood" - audiomachine
  • "Dark Empire Remix" - X-Ray Dog
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