June 23, 2010
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When a movie is written by the team of Neveldine & Taylor, you don’t expect much intelligence. In Jonah Hex, everyone drops the ball.
Josh Brolin plays Jonah, a scarred bounty hunter who can talk to the dead. Malkovich (Quentin Turnbull) is the reason for Hex’s lifestyle, having killed Hex’s family as an act of revenge. Megan Fox pops up here and there as a prostitute.
The story follows Jonah Hex as he attempts to kill Turnbull, who was already presumed dead, and stop him before he destroys Washington D.C. on the nation’s centennial birthday.
The supporting cast is filled with actors I was surprised and disappointed to see in this movie. All the actors in this film have done better work, so can we quickly forget about this stinker and move on. Will Arnett (Arrested Development’s Gob Bluth), Michael Shannon (Bug, Revolutionary Road), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy, Watchmen) all have brief scenes, all of them wasted.
I went into this movie hoping that the negative reviews were a bit exaggerated. I didn’t have that luck. This movie is over before it gets started, but long after we care. Being one of the people anxiously waiting to see Megan Fox’s potential, I’ll have to wait a little bit longer. This movie B.O. wise is dead on delivery. Toy Story 3 grossed $110 million last weekend. This stinker grossed around $5. MacGruber did that and never broke $10 million, so there you go. If only…1 out of 5 stars (which is for Arnett, Shannon, and Fox)