Movie Review: Jonah Hex Dvd


What a confused mess. That is the most charitable thing I can say about this movie.

Though Jonah Hex was never my favorite DC title, I was always fascinated by the character. I was fascinated by nothing in this film. Josh Brolin’s portrayal was uninspired and wasn’t helped by the typically bad performance of Megan Fox. John Malkovich was almost laughable as the villan Turnbull.

The plot was confusing and the running use of a dream sequence was painful. If I had seen this in the theater I would asked for a refund and compensation for the hour and a half of my life wasted on this film.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.

2 Comments

  1. I was just clueless as to what was happening, but then again I was distracted. Or maybe I was easily distracted because it wasn’t a strong flick.

  2. The movie plays fast and loose with the Jonah Hex legend too. There was never any mention of supernatural powers in any of the books I ever read and Hex was not married when he was in the Confederate army. The movie doesn’t really spell out what happened to his face but he was branded by an Apache chief as punishment for violating the rules of a fight he had with the chief’s son. The son rigged the weapons in the fight and when Hex found out during the fight he killed the other man using his knife which was against the rules of the contest.

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