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Jonah Hex (2010)
What The Hex
I have read other reviews and those who say just shut your brain down and enjoy the ride are nothing short of silly. It's fine doing that sometimes, but at least those have some sort of a storyline. But when a film is as disjointed as this is, then even that is impossible.
It's Style is fine. Josh Brolin is excellent! John Malkovich is as reliable as normal.
But there are massive holes in the Plot! For instance, When Malkovic orders his top Hench man to 'bring me back something he loves' to prey on Hex's vulnerability, before you know it he has kidnapped Megan Fox, but where did he get the information that she was the tool Malkovic's character desired? simply a really good guess or he is psychic perhaps? His Second Saving at the hands of Native Red Indians? Why would they help him? Were they the same tribe as before? not explained just taken for granted. A simple rugged old red Indian medicine man standing over his body and saying 'Bring him, we must save him again, his work in this life is not complete yet' would have done, or do the viewers have to make up the plots and fill all the holes themselves? simple laziness or slackness you choose. Also unexplained in any great detail was the whole background to the story itself, the betrayal that Hex's former comrades in arms felt he had brought to them. Briefly touched on, but never really developed. A conflict needs a reason to exist, a reason that needs depth and explanation.
I do have the feeling like others this is a highly edited version. it chops and changes to fast, to many holes, the meaning of the coffin in the desert scenes? Watch it for Brolin alone and don't expect too much. It's not terrible, but it ain't great. Oh for a little more time and thought it could have been great!