Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jonah's Spell

The Verdict:

 Jonah Hex put a spell on me.
I loved every minute of the comic book based movie.
Guns? Check. Good bad guys? Check. Megan Fox? Check.
Being a fan of the Western genre, may have had a lot to do why this film excited me so much.
Of all the comic book movies of summer 2010 so far (Iron Man 2 , The Losers) I declare Jonah Hex the winner.
Hex is different and daring.
Josh Brolin (W., No Country for Old Men) plays the badass, scar faced, super fast gunslinger Jonah Hex who can talk to the dead. Hex is hell bent on avenging the murder of his wife and child by villian Quentin Turnbull--- played excellently by John Malkovitch (Being John Malkovitch, Ripley's Game) and his crazed, blood thirty, tattooed faced side kick Burke (an actor to look out for, Michael Fassbender, Inglorious Basterds).
Sexpot Megan Fox (Transformers series, Jennifer's Body) is Hex's prostitute love interest who does surprisingly more than just service men. She's quick with a gun and helps Hex out when things get stickier than what he can even handle.
The film takes place during the period of the American Civil War, so there are horses, railroads and lots of open space giving the movie a real Western feel.
The backdrop may sound boring but it somehow works along with the plot and solid cast to make Jonah Hex a cool action (and Western) film.


Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovitch, Michael Fassbender

Jimmy Hayward

Marco Beltrami and Mastodon

*But there is enough violence to make it on the verge of R-Restricted

~How Long:
84 mins.


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