Sunday, 31 October 2010

Angry's Honest Movie Reviews 3: Jonah Hex

Saw this today with little knowledge other than it was a western with a scarred Josh Brolin in the lead with Megan Fox and John Malkovich as the bad guy.It seems to be set after the ACW with Hex as a bounty hunter formerly with the confederate army(portrayed as a bit of a git) who witnessed his familys death at the hands of Turnbull(Malkovich) and is branded by Turnbull and left for dead, he is healed by Indians and develops an ability to talk to the dead(I know I thought the same thing) but without giving too much away the movie is a revenge trip but also a mission to save the country from Turnbull and his secret weapon(not that big a secret).Megan Fox plays a hooker with a heart of stone(except for Jonah),the action scenes are over the top,a lot of cliches(including Turnbulls right hand bad man being an Irishman and an incredible over the top performance aside but the main point being the Irish are always the good guys and never ginger) but there is a lot of action and a good bodycount and Megan Fox is in it!

I give the movie 3 STARS as it wasn't that bad and it fulfilled the 3 STAR rule(guide at bottom of page) but maybe it was the humour I was in at the time. I have never read the comics and I believe that may have helped the scoring.

3 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten about this movie. Another one to add to the netflix queue. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Ouch. Think I might avoid this. Last comedy/comic western I saw was Wild Wild West... nuff said.

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  3. It is no where near as bad as that monstrosity, in fact its a lot better.

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