(USA, 2008, 92 minutes)
A struggling PR man hits upon giving an image makeover to a grumpy, disaster-prone, reluctant super-hero after he saves his life. Smart star action comedy with a clever twist on the super-hero genre; it loses its way halfway through and has too many tonal shifts, but remains an unusually intriguing take on the genre.
Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, a Blue Light/Weed Road Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment production. Starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Eddie Marsan. Directed by Peter Berg; produced by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann, Will Smith, James Lassiter; written by Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan; music by John Powell; director of photography (Deluxe, Panavision), Tobias Schliessler; production designer, Neil Spisak; costume designer, Louise Mingenbach; film editors, Paul Rubell, Colby Parker Jr.; visual effects designed by John Dykstra; digital effects supervisor, Kee-Suk Ken Hahn.