5. Hancock (2008)

Will Smith in Hancock (2008)

The genius premise:

A real-life superhero lives among us, but also happens to have a drinking problem and severe amnesia. While slowly working towards rehabilitation, he learns that he may not be alone. The problem is that his chance for love would ruin his best friend’s life.

Did it fulfil its potential?

Sadly, no. Hancock lacks any real edge, but that’s not for lack of trying. It tries to set apart itself apart with a unique sense of humor, but unfortunately, that humor is juvenile and distinctly unfunny. Its characters also make some really dumb mistakes – even for superheroes – leading to an overall bland and unsatisfying movie.