No article has filled me with more trepidation and suspicion about Hancock than last Sunday’s N.Y. Times piece by Michael Cieply. It’s supposed to be about a superhero flick that pushes limits in terms of the main character’s behavior, but all I got out of it were a bunch of pretending-to-be-concerned-or-thoughtful comments from a lot of smug over-paid people who ride around in pricey cars.

I really don’t like that photo of producer Akiva Goldsman laughing uproariously while standing next to Will Smith. Too many people laugh in that man’s presence. Smith himself,now that you mention it, laughs and smiles too much also. I just don’t like the vibe coming off this film. The trailer was half-appealing, but Cieply has killed the vibe.