on the DC comic book character Jonah Hex, this modern
re-imagining isn't as bad as some critics have cried foul murder about. I may
get crucified for this review but I bloody well enjoyed Jonah Hex
from start to finish. It's a mindless action movie that was thoroughly
enjoyable but in the long run, probably utterly forgettable... except
maybe the Megan Fox scenes. But what about Jonah?
Hex (Josh Brolin) is a gunslinger/bounty hunter who basically takes no
crap from anyone. There is an awesome scene early on in the film where
Hex attempts to pickup his bounty and when those who hired Hex turn, he starts to fire two Gatling guns strapped to his horse. Yes, it's
outrageous and yes, it's probably been created for teenage males but
it's the cool things like that is missed by those trying to find all the
plot holes in the movie.
Through flashbacks, we learn how Hex's face became disfigured and that
his wife and son were violently murdered Quentin Turnball (John
Malkovich), his arc-nemesis. His soul motive in life is revenge and when
he is forcibly hired to work for the military, he learns that Turnball is
still alive. Khaaaaan! From here, the plot is pretty simple, lots of violence,
death, action and more action as Jonah Hex makes his way to Turnball.
There is also a type of love interest (no nudity sorry) with this
actress called Megan Fox.
Hex bumps into Lilah (Megan Fox), a prostitute
whom both seem to have a history together. There is some off screen
bumping! Lilah wants Hex to take
her away and start a new life somewhere but Hex is hell bent on revenge.
Unfortunately for Lilah, she is caught up in this mess and is abducted
by Turnball's men briefly after their "romantic" encounter.
ending of Jonah Hex was predictable but enjoyable with some awesome acting from Malkovich
as Turnball who once again plays the over the top villain to perfection.
It's fun to see his character get his hands on a super-weapon to hold
the Union to ransom on Independence Day that requires Hex to stop him.
Josh Brolin plays the perfect Hex, a gruff and no questions asked
anti-hero who fits the shoes of this comic character quite well.
Malkovich wins though!
we have Megan Fox who is basically there for some titillation for the
male viewers and most of her scenes require close-ups of her pouty lips
and curvaceous body... not that any male would complain. Even though she
plays the girl-power character, it does make you wonder why she is a
working lady when she could easily do whatever the hell she wanted.
However the character is a contrast to Jonah's disfigured face as Lilah
has her own scars hidden away. Touché!
Video, Audio & Special Features
video quality of Jonah Hex looks amazing on Blu-ray, especially the
scene with the cannons as the quality just screams HIGH DEFINITION. Add
in HD sound and you have one Hollywood blockbuster presentation in the
comforts of your own home. For special features, there are deleted
scenes, a documentary about the character from comics to movie and
lastly, an insiders look into the movie from the eyes of Josh Brolin,
Megan Fox, John Malkovich and Director Jimmy Hayward. It's actually
quite interesting to watch.
huge Hollywood explosions, lots of Western clichés and Megan Fox, one
can see why Jonah Hex failed at the box office but after watching this
movie on Blu-ray, it's actually not that bad. It's definitely for those who
want some light-hearted action without the complications of maze like
action films like Inception. Or for those that want to see Megan Fox...
an additional screen capture is provided below that are seeing this
solely for Miss Fox.