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Friday, June 18, 2010

Jonah Hex...Some Spoilers Ahead!

Just got back from Jonah Hex and I have to say the terrible reviews it's getting aren't all warranted.  If you're going in looking for an Oscar worthy movie, then look elsewhere, but, if you're just looking for a fun popcorn movie, then you could do a lot worse!

If you're not familiar with Jonah Hex, he's a former Confederate soldier turned bounty hunter, and he's the best there is.  The movie gives us Hex's origin and then sets him after his arch-enemy, Quinten Turnbull.

Josh Brolin is good as Jonah Hex and John Malkovich is good as Turnbull...and let's all just agree that Megan Fox in ANY movie is just a mistake!  The real trouble with this movie is that it doesn't know what it wants to be.  It's not a real western because there's way too much supernatural, comic-booky stuff going on.  Hex's ability to 'talk to the dead' and the crow motif that seems to want to remind us of the movie The Crow.  And it's not true to the comic books, so the nerd nation will disavow this harder than The Punisher with John Travolta as the villain (another movie I liked by the way).  The origin of the Hex/Turnbull feud is respun to make Turnbull a warrior, where in the comics, he was always more of a western Kingpin.  And Hex himself looks WAY better than he ever did in the books.

The bottom line here is that if you can get past all that and think of this as an original story, it's not too bad.  It's not the Jonah Hex from the comic books, but it's still not a bad fantasy western...which is what Jonah Hex always was anyway.

I'm giving Jonah Hex 3 out of 4 cigars, and most of the one it lost is because of Megan Fox!


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