Underwhelming is the word that best describes this weeks movie: Jonah Hex. A film that has huge star power behind it and yet doesn’t properly utilize any of them.
The movie is shorter than most that we review and for once I actually kind of regret that. The shorter run time comes at the cost of a cohesive plot. The movie jumps around constantly between present time and the past. While that can sometimes work in films and be an artistic touch (Think Pulp Fiction) in this movie it makes the backstory seem sloppy and incomplete.
Why does Jonah have these powers and why is it public knowledge he has them? How the hell is Turnbull alive after burning to death in a hotel fire? How does Jonah go from being a complete badass in the beginning of the film, one shotting every enemy he faces, to being the whipping boy of the Turnbull and Burke for the rest of the movie? None of these is explained in any real detail.
That doesn’t mean we can’t some fun at the film’s behalf though. So join us this week as we try to answer the question why so many big name actor like John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, and Will Arnett agreed to do this lackluster comic book adaptation. (Spoiler alert: It was for the paycheck)
Oh and Megan Fox plays a prostitute… Shocking