Monday, November 21, 2016

Jonah Hex (2010)

I am not sure what this is. This is little too good to be pilot of tv series which never got made. You don't get John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender and Megan Fox for tv series. Granted first two won't make it and Megan Fox wouldn't be regular. But movie don't feel serious effort even with these big names in it. It feels more like long tv episode.

Malkovich and Fassbender does good job with what they are given. Almost everything else is the problem. Characters are paper thin. Story is full of cliches and you can easily see where it is going when it doesn't get weird. Weirdness is there for weirdness' sake. There are strange dream sequences and unnecessary flashbacks like we wouldn't understand what is happening and how Jonah Hex feels without them.

Jonah Hex is based on DC comic. I am not sure how connected this is to DC's superhero universe. Jonah Hex was in couple episodes of Legends of Tomorrow. In there he was more normal. In this he has powers because he almost died once. Now he can talk to the dead and is pretty hard to kill.

Movie is quite average bad comic book movie. It was done when there were good comic book movies but it feels like all the bad comic book movies. This dark historical fantasy adventure thing has been done better in other movies.

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