At the premiere for Hancock, Will Smith suggested that maybe the critics who hate the movie’s convoluted storyline are right.
THR: The world’s biggest movie star, after thanking the creators, said that the movie was trying for something more thought-provoking — and then made this rather candid comment: “Sometimes we hit, and sometimes we don’t,” he said.
Come again? Did you just say your upcoming movie was a miss?
Fortunately for the folks at Sony, Smith’s opinion and that of many critics (the film only has a 36 per cent freshness rating at rottentomatoes.com) isn’t mattering much at the box office, where Hancock has already scooped up more than $24 million in a day and a half.
But just to be safe, Smith also indicated that he still had the chops to resurrect his rap career, performing a short set with longtime cohort DJ Jazzy Jeff, who, sadly, has no backup career.
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