Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Jonah Hex: The Movie
Jonah now makes his living as a bounty hunter but he is soon hired by the US Army and told that Turnbull is still alive, having faked his own death and has a super weapon which he plans to use on Interdependence Day. It's here that things start to go wrong - a simple revenge story could have worked but instead we have a super weapon which is never properly explained. And Turnbull's motivation is too far fetched for even a comic book adaptation such as this.
I had such high hopes for this one - the source material is often excellent, but ultimately the film fails to really engage. It's a supernatural western which in itself gives it a slice of coolness but it could and should have been so much more.