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Jonah Hex (2010)

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  • Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller | Western
  • Release Date: 18 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 81 min
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  • IMDb page: Jonah Hex (2010)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 23,365 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller | Western
  • Release Date: 18 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 81 min
  • Filming Location: Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, USA
  • Director: Jimmy Hayward
  • Stars: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich
  • Original Music By: Marco Beltrami  Mastodon   
  • Soundtrack: Old Virginia
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: General | Civil War | Independence Day | Bounty Hunter | Death

Writing Credits By:

  • Mark Neveldine (screenplay) (as Neveldine) &
  • Brian Taylor (screenplay) (as Taylor)
  • William Farmer (story) and
  • Mark Neveldine (story) (as Neveldine) &
  • Brian Taylor (story) (as Taylor)
  • John Albano (characters appearing in magazines published by DC Comics) &
  • Tony DeZuniga (characters appearing in magazines published by DC Comics)

Known Trivia

  • Thomas Jane showed interest in playing the part of Jonah Hex to the point of having himself photographed in costume complete with special makeup to recreate the character’s massive facial scarring. Jane would later lend his voice for the character in an animated short film.
  • Megan Fox’s last scene was shot 48 hours before the cast & crew attended San Diego Comic Con in 2009.
  • Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch were considered for the role of Jonah Hex.
  • In an anecdote on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Josh Brolin revealed that he broke and repaired John Malkovich’s thumb while shooting a fight scene.
  • The sixteenth film released in select D-BOX enabled cinemas, located in the US and Canada. In D-BOX’s words, the motion control technology “adds to the movie’s plot and underlying themes of fear, terror and explosive action by offering realistic sensations during most of the film’s action scenes.”
  • Released on the same day with Toy Story 3. Director Jimmy Hayward was a former animator of Pixar and worked on the first two Toy Story films.
  • Lilah, Megan Fox’s character, refers to her mother as Mrs. Black, and says Lilah is short for Tallulah. Tallulah Black is a character who Jonah Hex helped get revenge on the man who raped and disfigured her. She eventually becomes a bounty hunter and on-again, off-again lover of Hex.
  • Jimmy Hayward wore a stylized cowboy hat throughout filming.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In the still photograph of Lilah (

Plot: The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. Full summary »  »

Story: During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a confederate general, Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: During the American Civil War, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) fought on the side of the Confederacy until betraying his commanding officer, Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) to save a hospital and killing Turnbulls son in the process. A vengeful Turnbull and his right-hand man, Burke (Michael Fassbender), burn down Jonahs house with his wife Cassie and son Travis still inside and brand his face with a hot iron, leaving the initials QT; which he later removes with a red-hot tomahawk resulting in his disfigured visage. Days later, Native Americans find Jonah and revive him with their mystical powers. As a result, Jonah is present among the living while also having a presence on the other side, granting him the ability to temporarily resurrect and communicate with the dead. Eventually hearing of Turnbulls apparent death in a hotel fire, Jonah establishes himself as a legendary bounty hunter.

Jonah rides into the town of Stunk Crick and presents his latest bounty to the town marshals only to realize they had no intention of paying, but instead to kill Jonah for his own bounty. Jonah kills the marshals and several gunmen and leaves. Meanwhile, a Union train is robbed of a weapon component being transported for safekeeping. Burke blows up the train and Turnbull, alive and well, orders the component be taken to Fort Resurrection. President Grant (Aidan Quinn) is informed of the train massacre by Lieutenant Grass (Will Arnett) and surmises that Turnbull plans to attack the Union on the Fourth of July (the countrys centennial). Grass is told to find Jonah and hire him to stop Turnbull.

Jonah goes to a brothel and spends the night with Lilah (Megan Fox), a prostitute attracted to the disfigured man for more than just professional interest. As Jonah prepares to leave the next morning, Grasss men burst in and tell Jonah that he is being conscripted into the nations service to track down Turnbull. Realizing his family is still unavenged, Jonah accepts. Elsewhere, Turnbull and Burke retrieve the main component of the nation killing weapon, an orange chemical orb developed by Eli Whitney in service of the Union.

Grass tells Jonah all that is known of Turnbulls plans but explains that the trail went dead because their informant died. Resurrecting the informant with his powers, Jonah learns that the man hadnt been recruited by Turnbull, but by Colonel Slocum (Tom Wopat), another associate of Jonahs who betrayed his family. Jonah pays Slocum a visit at an illegal death match pavilion run by Doc Cross Williams (Michael Shannon). Slocum is corrupt and sarcastically tells Jonah to ask Turnbulls dead son, Jeb, where his father is. Jonah throws Slocum into the fighting ring where the gladiator, a bestial, snakelike creature, attacks and kills him.

Jonah rides to Gettysburg where he spends the night digging up Jeb Turnbull (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and revives his corpse. After a brief confrontation, Jonah apologizes for killing Jeb during the Civil War. In return, Jeb tells Jonah about Fort Resurrection and then returns to the afterlife. Jonah then buys some new weaponry from Smith (Lance Reddick), a gunsmith, in preparation for battle. Smith points out that Jonahs hatred of the Union isnt born out of Southern loyalty but out of a stubbornness to adhere to the rules of government.

Jonah goes to the fort and encounters Turnbull but doesnt get a chance to kill him. Jonah gets shot several times after a fight with Burke but is able to escape. As Jonah nears death and imagines what it would be like to fight Turnbull, his dog drags him to his Native American allies who perform a ceremony that heals Jonah. Back on his feet, he relays a message to Washington about Turnbulls plan to destroy the capital. Afterwards, Turnbull tells Burke to find what Jonah loves and bring it to him as bait for Jonah; Burke kidnaps Lilah from the brothel.

Jonah sneaks through the dock where Turnbulls Confederate ironclad is being readied for the attack. Burke attacks him and the two discreetly fight until Jonah shoves Burke headfirst into the boat motor, then utterly destroys him by burning him up. Jonah prepares to shoot Turnbull but Turnbull holds Lilah at gunpoint and forces Jonah to surrender. Turnbull chains Jonah and Lilah in the ship’s hold and tells Jonah that he wants him to watch as the Union is destroyed. Lilah picks her handcuffs and frees Jonah, who goes after Turnbull. Lt. Grasss monitor warship engages Turnbulls but is destroyed with the Nation Killer. Jonah and Turnbull fight and fall into the engine room. Turnbull gains the upper hand and gives the order to destroy the city. As the preliminary weapons are fired, laying the preparation for the explosive trigger, Jonah uses his tomahawk to jam the cannon. He then brutally beats Turnbull and traps his neck in a gear before saving Lilah. The pair jump into the water just as the chemical orb ignites in the engine room, killing Turnbull and all his men.

The next day, Grant rewards Jonah with a job offer as sheriff of the United States. Jonah refuses, but assures the President that if they need him, theyll be able to find him.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • William Fay known as executive producer
  • Akiva Goldsman known as producer
  • John Goldstone known as executive producer
  • Jon Jashni known as executive producer
  • Andrew Lazar known as producer
  • Matt LeBlanc known as executive producer (as Matt Leblanc)
  • Joshua Levinson known as associate producer (as Josh Levinson)
  • Margot Lulick known as co-producer
  • Ravi D. Mehta known as executive producer (as Ravi Mehta)
  • Richard Middleton known as co-producer
  • Thomas Tull known as executive producer
  • Miri Yoon known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Josh Brolin known as Jonah Hex
  • John Malkovich known as Quentin Turnbull
  • Megan Fox known as Lilah
  • Michael Fassbender known as Burke
  • Will Arnett known as Lieutenant Grass
  • John Gallagher Jr. known as Lieutenant Evan
  • Tom Wopat known as Colonel Slocum
  • Michael Shannon known as Doc Cross Williams
  • Wes Bentley known as Adleman Lusk
  • Julia Jones known as Cassie
  • Luke James Fleischmann known as Travis
  • Rio Hackford known as Grayden Nash
  • David Jensen known as Turnbull's Henchman
  • Billy Blair known as Turnbull's Gang – Billy
  • Sean Boyd known as Turnbull's Gang – Preacher
  • John McConnell known as Stunk Crick Sheriff
  • Jackson Townsend known as Stunk Crick Mayor
  • T.J. Toups known as Stunk Crick Deputy
  • Ned Coleman known as Stunk Crick Deputy
  • John Wirt known as Stunk Crick Deputy (as Jack Wirt)
  • Ty Holland known as Dumbass Outlaw
  • J.D. Evermore known as Union Officer on Train
  • Scott Staggers known as Union Letter Writer
  • Jimmy Hayward known as Train Wood Tender
  • Michael Arnona known as Train Engineer
  • Noel Murano known as Surviving Soldier
  • Preston Acuff known as Union Officer at Fed Reserve
  • Jonathan Watts Bell known as Roughneck at Tent (as Jonathan Bell)
  • Vincent Riverside known as Roughneck at Tent
  • Stephen S. Chen known as Old Chinese Guy
  • Joseph Billingiere known as Medicine Man (as Joe Billingiere)
  • B. Martin Williams known as Union Commanding Officer (as Bill Martin Williams)
  • Milos Milicevic known as Burly Turnbull Guard
  • Eric Scott Woods known as Turnbull's Lookout (as Eric Woods)
  • Maureen Brennan known as Mother on Train
  • Kennon Kepper known as Boy on Train (as John Kennon Kepper)
  • Grayhawk Perkins known as Medicine Man (as L. W. Gray Hawk Perkins)
  • Seth Gabel known as Adviser
  • Bruce Barnes known as Singer (as Bruce Sunpie Barnes)
  • Andy Ryan known as Barber
  • Darin Heames known as Bartender
  • Mitchell Amundsen known as Customer
  • Matt Lasky known as Dead Turnbull Guard
  • Aidan Quinn known as President Grant
  • Rance Howard known as Telegrapher
  • Antal Kalik known as Huge Bar Patron
  • Michael Papajohn known as Saber Guard
  • Tait Fletcher known as Nasty Gunner
  • Paul Zies known as Henchman #1
  • Brian Elerding known as Lookout
  • Lance Reddick known as Smith
  • Jake Radaker known as Boy
  • Mike Agresta known as Street Person (uncredited)
  • Victor Aminger known as Turnbull Man (uncredited)
  • Alexander Asefa known as Peasant (uncredited)
  • John Chambers known as Dim Hillbilly (uncredited)
  • Dwight V Coleman known as Church / Town Person (uncredited)
  • Edward R. Cox known as Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Sean Michael Cunningham known as Young Boy (uncredited)
  • Mark Casimir Dyniewicz known as Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Jon-Michael Foshee known as Gambler (uncredited)
  • Charlie Glackin known as Pit Fight Carnie (uncredited)
  • Dayton Gray known as Turnbull's Henchman / Brothel Patron (uncredited)
  • Monica R. Harris known as New Orleans Woman (uncredited)
  • Samantha Inoue Harte known as Brothel Harlot / Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Clint James known as Union Soldier / Spectator (uncredited)
  • Richard Allan Jones known as Trumbull Henchmen (uncredited)
  • Rod Keller known as Telegrapher (uncredited)
  • Shadoe Knight known as Turnbull's Elite Guard (uncredited)
  • Will Koberg known as Burnt Soldier (uncredited)
  • Cynthia LeBlanc known as Rich Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Elton LeBlanc known as Rich Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Ace LeBleu known as Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Paul Marshall known as Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Laura McDavid known as Upper Class Townsperson (uncredited)
  • Jen Mears known as Carny (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan known as Jeb Turnbull (uncredited)
  • B.J. Parker known as Union Officer (uncredited)
  • Victoria Gabrielle Platt known as Brothel Madame (uncredited)
  • Lisa Rotondi known as The Lovely Prostitute (uncredited)
  • Chaz Smith known as Turnbull Henchman (uncredited)
  • Louis St. Romain known as Turnbull Man (uncredited)
  • Matthew Temple known as Telegrapher (uncredited)
  • Daniel Vincent known as Brothel Patron (uncredited)
  • Michael Wozniak known as Cathouse John (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Kimberly Amacker known as makeup artist
  • Brent Baker known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Kristin Berge known as hair stylist: Los Angeles
  • Roland Blancaflor known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Darin Bouyssou known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Len Burge known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Samantha M. Capps known as makeup artist (as Samantha Capps)
  • Helen Cohen known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Val Crawford known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Mitch Devane known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Eric Fiedler known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Deborah Galvez known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Jason Hamer known as makeup artist
  • Robin Myriah Hatcher known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Beth Hathaway known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Rolf John Keppler known as makeup artist
  • Eryn Krueger Mekash known as makeup artist
  • Erwin H. Kupitz known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio (as Erwin Kupitz)
  • Rose Librizzi known as makeup artist (as Rose Librizzi-Davis)
  • Jerad Marantz known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio (as Jered Marantz)
  • Elisa Marsh known as makeup artist (as Elisha Marsh)
  • Elisa Marsh known as makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Elisha Marsh)
  • Kerry Mendenhall known as key hair stylist
  • Beth Miller known as hair department head
  • Allison Oliver known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Deborah Patino Rutherford known as makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Deborah Patino)
  • Gerald Quist known as key makeup artist
  • Yoichi Art Sakamoto known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Kim Santantonio known as hair stylist: Los Angeles
  • Remi Savva known as makeup artist
  • Melizah Schmidt known as hair stylist
  • Constantine Sekeris known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Donna Spahn known as hair stylist (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
  • Christien Tinsley known as makeup department head
  • Teresa Valenzuela known as makeup effects: Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio
  • Hiroshi Yada known as makeup artist
  • Nikki I Brown known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Tracy Ewell known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Stacey Herbert known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Kerrin Jackson known as prosthetic technician (uncredited)
  • Krystal Kershaw known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Jack Lazzaro known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Darryl Lucas known as additional makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Lacy McGarry known as special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
  • Mike Mekash known as special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
  • Cristina Patterson Ceret known as contact lens painter (uncredited)
  • Kim Perrodin known as makeup artist (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Tim Ackers known as stand-by painter: Los Angeles
  • Charlsey Adkins known as art department coordinator: Los Angeles
  • David D. Baumann known as assistant property master (as Dave Baumann)
  • Sarena Bhargava known as sculptor gang boss
  • Jeff Biancalana known as pre-visualization
  • Steve Borgese known as greensman: Los Angeles
  • Callan Brunker known as pre-visualization (as Cal Brunker)
  • John C. Cameron known as assistant property master (as John Cameron)
  • Ricardo Curtis known as pre-visualization
  • Ryan Martin Dwyer known as on-set dresser (as Ryan Owl Dwyer)
  • Alan Easley known as swing gang: Los Angeles
  • Jinnie Eddlemon known as sculptor: Los Angeles
  • Glenn Forbes known as assistant property master: Los Angeles
  • Erick Garibay known as assistant property master: Los Angeles
  • Sean Ginevan known as leadman
  • Tommy Gutman known as props assistant: Los Angeles second unit
  • Ryan Heck known as set designer
  • Trey Howard known as property master: Los Angeles second unit
  • Denise Hudson known as art director: Los Angeles
  • Daniel R. Jennings known as set designer
  • Andy Klaiman known as swing gang: Los Angeles
  • Cynthia La Jeunesse known as set decorator: Los Angeles (as Cindy La Jeunesse)
  • Dean Lakoff known as swing gang: Los Angeles
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer
  • Warren Leonhardt known as pre-visualization
  • Mara LePere-Schloop known as assistant art director (as Mara Lepere-Schloop)
  • Scott Maginnis known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Hugo A. Maida known as on-set dresser: Los Angeles second unit (as Hugo Maida)
  • Geoffrey Mandel known as graphic designer: Los Angeles (as Geoff Mandel)
  • John Hammer Maxwell known as on-set dresser: Los Angeles (as John H. Maxwell)
  • John McKey known as storyboard artist: Los Angeles
  • Thomas Meikle known as lead sculptor (as Tom Meikle)
  • Andrew Ng known as pre-visualization
  • Gary Sawaya known as set designer: Los Angeles
  • Jason Baldwin Stewart known as assistant art director (as Jason Baldwin)
  • Chuck Stringer known as construction coordinator
  • Chere Theriot known as art department coordinator
  • Michael Thurman known as swing gang: Los Angeles (as Mike Thurman)
  • David Tureau known as lead greens
  • Keith Walters known as property master
  • Steve Walters known as lead scenic (as Stephen Walters)
  • Randall D. Wilkins known as set designer (as Randy D. Wilkins)
  • Douglas Womack known as construction coordinator: Los Angeles
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer
  • Michael Arena known as greens gang boss (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Ault known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • David Lain Baker known as props (uncredited)
  • David D. Baumann known as property master: second unit (uncredited)
  • John Blanchard known as construction foreman (uncredited)
  • Gail Briant known as scenic foreman (uncredited)
  • Eddie Burcham known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • William Burck known as scenic (uncredited)
  • Chris J. Champagne known as buyer (uncredited)
  • David Cohen known as modeler (uncredited)
  • Daniel Coulthard known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Chad R. Davis known as weapons fabricator (uncredited)
  • Jon De Pabon known as painter (uncredited)
  • Val I. Deikov known as sculptor (uncredited)
  • Mariano Fernandez known as set carpenter (uncredited)
  • Jack Flynn known as construction clerk (uncredited)
  • Chad Fontaine known as labor (uncredited)
  • Sue Ford known as scenic (uncredited)
  • Gregory T. Geniusz known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Jillian Gibson known as scenic artist (uncredited)
  • Paul Giglione known as painter (uncredited)
  • Abigail Hancock known as calligrapher (uncredited)
  • Kevin Harber known as prop maker (uncredited)
  • Claire Hassig known as scenic gangboss (uncredited)
  • Frank Hendrick known as set dresser gangboss (uncredited)
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as sculptor (uncredited)
  • Matthew Horan known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Jason Glenn Jimes known as painter (uncredited)
  • Bradford Johnson known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Troy A. Johnson known as construction buyer (uncredited)
  • Anthony Klaiman known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • April LaBranche known as construction clerk (uncredited)
  • Nicole LaBranche known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • Nicole LaBranche known as set decoration assistant (uncredited)
  • Andree Lago known as scenic gang boss (uncredited)
  • Vince Le Blanc known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Michael Leblovic known as lead painter: reshoot (uncredited)
  • Michael Leblovic known as paint foreman (uncredited)
  • Andrew H. Leung known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Andrew H. Lewis known as painter (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Lewis known as painter (uncredited)
  • Lindanne Lewis known as painter (uncredited)
  • D.J. Markuson known as art assistant (uncredited)
  • Victor James Martinez known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Jason McDonough known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Myron Meek known as gang boss (uncredited)
  • Ken Mitchroney known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Robert J. Moore Jr. known as gang boss (uncredited)
  • Tom Morgan known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • David Nicholas known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Danny Nick known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Jason Oertling known as painter (uncredited)
  • Alexander Panov known as paint decorator: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Ryon Peck known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Pavel Pesta known as paint foreman (uncredited)
  • Brad Quintana known as painter (uncredited)
  • Eric Reichardt known as lead painter: Los Angeles (uncredited)
  • Niquan Riley known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Bradley Rubin known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • George Sanchez known as plaster gang boss (uncredited)
  • Jeff Shewbert known as propmaker foreman (uncredited)
  • Wayne Softley Jr. known as painter (uncredited)
  • Brent Stewart known as location foreman (uncredited)
  • Susan Stewart known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Charles Tatum known as construction utility (uncredited)
  • Gary Thomas known as storyboard artist (uncredited)
  • Leslie A. Tokunaga known as construction buyer (uncredited)
  • Marcus Turchi known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Bill Walters known as set dresser: additional crew (uncredited)
  • Robert Wilson Jr. known as painter (uncredited)
  • Jason Wilson known as gangboss (uncredited)
  • Koen Wooten known as assistant property master: second unit (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Hollywood Rentals Productions Services
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
  • Legendary Pictures (in association with)
  • Mad Chance
  • Weed Road Pictures (as Weed Road)
  • DC Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Location Gourmet  catering
  • Gala Catering  catering: Los Angeles
  • Picture Mill, The  prologue and titles (as Picture Mill)
  • Right Lobe Design Group  end titles
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  digital intermediate (as Motion Picture Imaging)
  • Reprise Records  soundtrack album
  • Louisiana Office of State Parks  acknowledgement (as The Louisiana Office of State Parks)
  • Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism  acknowledgement (as The Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism)
  • Louisiana Entertainment  state film office
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana  special thanks
  • Louisiana Steam Train Association  special thanks
  • Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (SODEC)  thanks (as SODEC-Quebec, Production Services Tax Credit)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes and dollies
  • Panavision  cameras and lenses
  • Kodak  motion picture products
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • EMS Payroll  extras payroll
  • Event Rental  locations equipment rentals
  • Event Rental  portable power systems and cables
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • Los Angeles Rag House  grip and lighting equipment
  • Reel Security  production security
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Silver Screen Supply  expendables
  • Silver Screen Supply  grip equipment
  • Silver Screen Supply  portable power systems and cables
  • Silver Screen Supply  production supplies

Distributors:

  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2010) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2010) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2011) (Greece) (DVD) (blu-ray)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy (2011) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Tinsley Studio (makeup effects design and creation) (as Christien Tinsley's Tinsley Studio)
  • Hydraulx (visual effects) (as [Hy*drau"lx])
  • Soho VFX (visual effects)
  • Pixel Magic (visual effects)
  • Rodeo FX (visual effects)
  • CoSA Visual Effects (visual effects) (as COSA FX)
  • SPIN VFX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Fahed Alhabib known as visual effects coordinator
  • Curtis Augspurger known as cg effects artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Jarrod Avalos known as matchmove artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Scott Balkcom known as lead compositor: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Greg Baxter known as visual effects producer
  • Kenneth Quinn Brown known as compositing coordinator: [Hy*drau"lx] (as Kenneth Brown)
  • T.J. Burke known as animator: [Hy*drau"lx] (as TJ Burke)
  • Beau Cameron known as visual effects: Pixel Magic
  • Ray Chang known as digital compositor: Soho VFX
  • Andrew M. Collins known as animator: [Hy*drau"lx] (as Andrew Collins)
  • Buckley Collum known as cg supervisor: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Mauro Contaldi known as character rigger: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Cameron Coombs known as compositor: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Rif Dagher known as visual effects: Pixel Magic
  • Hector de la Torre known as modeler: [Hy*drau"lx] (as Hector De La Torre)
  • Mark Della Rosa known as visual effects: Soho VFX (as Mark Della Rossa)
  • Ryan Dorney known as visual effects editor
  • Eric Ebling known as cg effects artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Tamer Eldib known as modeler: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Marcus Erbar known as cg effects artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Patrick Flannery known as visual effects reference photographer: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Chris Fregoso known as compositor: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Juan Jesus Garcia known as matte painting supervisor: SPIN
  • Demitre Garza known as rotoscope artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
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  • Dave Olivares known as visual effects technical director (uncredited)
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  • Vincent Poitras known as digital compositor (uncredited)
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  • Jeanne-Élise Prévost known as VFX coordinator: Modus FX (uncredited)
  • Mathieu Raynault known as matte painting supervisor (uncredited)
  • Daniel Rhein known as digital artist (uncredited)
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  • Robert Rowles known as compositor (uncredited)
  • Moika Sabourin known as digital artist (uncredited)
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  • Jason Shulman known as lead cgi artist: Pixel Magic (uncredited)
  • Laurent Spillemaecker known as digital compositor (uncredited)
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  • G. Allen Stewart known as roto artist (uncredited)
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  • Vincent Toussaint known as technical director: Modus FX (uncredited)
  • Sarah Trepanier known as vfx production assistant: Modus FX (uncredited)
  • Dan Trezise known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Felix E. Urquiza known as character modeler (uncredited)
  • Rickey Verma known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Geoff Wigmore known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Yanick Wilisky known as VFX supervisor: Modus FX (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 17 June 2010 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Canada 18 June 2010
  • USA 18 June 2010
  • Australia 5 August 2010
  • Malaysia 5 August 2010
  • Kazakhstan 12 August 2010
  • Ireland 3 September 2010
  • UK 3 September 2010
  • Netherlands 9 September 2010
  • Norway 10 September 2010
  • Portugal 16 September 2010
  • Poland 17 September 2010
  • Kuwait 23 September 2010
  • Finland 24 September 2010
  • Belgium 1 October 2010
  • Russia 12 October 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 20 October 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Turkey 20 October 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Spain 4 November 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Brazil 18 November 2010 (DVD premiere) (Blu-ray premiere)
  • Argentina 15 December 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 22 December 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 26 January 2011 (DVD premiere) (Blu-ray premiere)
  • France 2 February 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 7 June 2011 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and sexual content

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10 Comments

  1. toughsoulja from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Oh my god, what was I thinking to watch this film with my brother. Icannot believe I paid any money at all to watch this rubbish film.

    THE BAD:

    Megan Fox's acting

    A script so bad that the writers should go back to 3rd grade. The movieis a mess. Very Noisy. Lacks imagination. Completely forgettable. Imean I could go on all day.

    The only thing good about this movie is Josh Brolin, he gives a goodperformance as Jonah Hex, he tries to save this complete mess of afilm. But sadly its too much of a bloated mess to save. I truly feelbad for him.

    As for Megan Fox, she better start having some acting lessons, causethis movie has the potential to absolutely sent her career to thegrave. After loosing her role in Transformers 3, she desperately needsto do something.

    I can only give this movie 3 stars because Brolin, who you can seetried really hard and was successful portraying Jonah Hex. Its just sadthat Jonah Hex was there, but the movie itself wasn't.

    3/10

  2. Richard Virga (richard_virga@prodigy.net) from NY, NY
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Analysis Paralysis!

    It was fun. Everyone did a competent job. It's not a movie forintellectuals, just for people who enjoy flicks. As more people see it,its rating will go up. It's now 4.3/10 with 1,266 votes. Watch.

    I really enjoyed that the special F/X were not overdone.

    It's a comic book fer cryin' out loud!, it's not supposed to be NoCountry for Old Men!

    I was never bored, it was well paced.

    That whole business with the dead people was fun and nice plotenhancer.

    I really don't know what all the negative fuss it about.

    It's not a summer blockbuster, it's a summer popcorn and soda,better-than-T.V. techno western flick.

    Actually, my expectations were so diminished by all the bad press thatI enjoyed it More that I expected I would.

    As I read all the detailed bad press and saw what over analysis was inthe comments, and discounted all that, that's what put me over the edgeto go and see it.

    And I'm glad I did.

    It was fun.

    No one's careers were ruined. Just briskly moving summer fun.

  3. cletus-11 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    First, I want to mention some of the good stuff. Josh Brolin isexcellent as Hex, perfect casting, great job by Brolin, thoroughlyenjoyable to watch. John Malkovich was very good in a role that couldhave easily been too over the top to be taken seriously. Fassbender wasgenuinely creepy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was great, and Megan Fox looksgorgeous and her acting is not that bad. Combine that with an amazingsoundtrack by Mastodon, (and a surprise cameo by Brent Hinds) I have tosay I enjoyed the movie. The negatives: "The Weapon" – a weird,quasi-science, completely unexplained "nation-killer" invented by EliWhitney… WTF? Stupid. While on the subject, why does the world haveto be at stake? A simple revenge tale would have sufficed. Aidan Quinnwas awful, but it probably wasn't his fault, unless he wrote his ownlines. Why tell Hex's backstory with a couple of minutes of poorlyanimated crap with a voice-over when they could've filmed Hex's originsequence and made it a much better movie? No idea, but I can't explainmany of the choices that were made on this movie. Why was it only 80minutes long? Who thought that was a good idea? Who cast Will Arnett ina straight role? I kept waiting for him to do something funny. To sumit up, there was some really good work done on this movie, but therewere too many terrible decisions made that left it a disjointed mess inspite of its potential. As a life-long Jonah Hex fan, I was happy tosee him captured so perfectly by Brolin, but disappointed as hell thatthe studio screwed up the movie so badly, and ruined any chance of thisbecoming a successful franchise.

  4. mazaldivar from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Starts off as an excercise in mediocrity and cliché but manages to sinkeven lower as the film's (thankfully short) running time comes to aclose.

    What a shame. The original Neveldine and Taylor script (which I onlyread half of because I didn't want to spoil myself silly) was actuallyquite good. Episodic in the way that Hex gets himself into bizarre jams(much like the original 70's comic) on the road to the film'sMacguffin.

    One such jam being he runs into a town where the occupants have allbeen lobotomized.

    Unfortunately, none of that makes it to the final film and although alot of the film was cut down I don't believe they filmed even 90% ofwhat was in that script.

    What remains of the N & T script is the Gatling gun sequence (albeitwithout the gore) and the arena sequence (heavily reworked and,ultimately, uninteresting).

    There are one or two shots where Hex is riding through the countrysideat night. I'd like to know if any other IMDBers were having troublemaking out what was going on in those shots. Poorly lit.

    Have cinematographers forgotten to lens a night scene in westerns? All"day for night" jokes aside, this is terrible. I never thought I wouldsee such an eye strainingly dim scene in a big budgeted Hollywoodpicture.

    Shameful.

    As for the charisma vacuum that is Megan Fox, she's surprisinglysubstantial in her introductory scene but falls into familiarterritory, for her (empty expression/lifeless), shortly after.

  5. cadillac20 from Culver City, California
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    I wasn't really expecting much out of this film. And I thought that itcoming out the same weekend as Toy Story 3 was pretty laughable. But itseemed like fun, so I thought I'd give it a try. Sadly, it turned outpretty much how I expected, and it's no wonder there was such littleadvertisement paid to this film.

    Jonah Hex is pretty straightforward in it's story. Jonah Hex witnessedhis family die at the hands of John Turnbull. Unfortunately, for Hex,Turnbull died mysteriously in a hotel fire…or did he. Turns outTunrbull is still alive and a danger to the US. Now, Jonah must get hisrevenge and save the US.

    A lot of people have compared this film to The Wild Wild West.Thankfully, this is not that film. Granted, it's not all that groundedin reality (actually, it's not grounded in reality much at all), butthere's no giant walking spiders or head slicing, flying discs. Theaction here is pretty ridiculous and outrageous, but at the same isfun. It helps that Josh Brolin, as the titular Jonah Hex, is prettydamn cool. He plays off Dirty Harry pretty well, with only a few oneliners and a pretty well drawn out character. In fact, I would say thatif they ever do a remake of Dirty Harry, I would vote for Brolin totake up the reins. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the cast is notas good. John Malkovich plays Turnbull lazily. Sure, he's not as hammyas he could have been, which I am grateful for, but I can't help butfeel that he isn't the least bit interested in what he is doing. Andwith the kind of character he's supposed to be, there should be morepassion, but it's sadly missing. As for the third big name, Megan Foxdoes what she does best and looks hot in some slutty western dresses.For a film like this, I guess you can't ask much more from her.

    The action is obviously where this film is at, and it mostly delivers.It's far from the biggest action film this summer, but there are somepretty outrageous and entertaining pieces, like the Gatling gun-mountedhorse and the dynamite gun scenes known from the trailer. And whenthere isn't action going on, Brolin saves the film. Besides the action,he is the best thing here. I would also even argue that the film does agood job translating the comic book style. While it could have beenmuch better, it could also have been a lot worse. I guess I can atleast be thankful for that.

    Suffice to say, I pretty much got what I thought I would get out of thefilm: a cool Josh Brolin, a hot Megan Fox, a wooden John Malkovich, anda lot of crazy action. Was I satisfied? I suppose. It was a decent wayto kill about an hour and a half. Would I run out to the theater forthis? Nah. If you really care about the ticket price and your time, Iwould just wait to rent it on DVD.

  6. witster18 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if people that reviewed this film actually watchedit, or if they gave it a chance, not like second glancing at it becausethey're cooking dinner at the same time.

    Jonah Hex is an entertaining little movie based upon the DC Comic Bookcharacter. To be honest, I've never read the comic, had littleexpectations coming in, and wouldn't have gone to see this in thetheater. This genre is admittedly, 'right up my alley'. Usually I checksome ratings on here before renting movies so that I avoid the flops.Thankfully, I didn't look on IMDb until AFTER I had already rented it.So when I looked at IMDb's 4.6 user rating AFTER renting it, but BEFOREwatching it; my expectations were lowered even further, and I nearlyput off watching it, again. Nevertheless, it was due the next day and Ipopped it in the DVD player when the other-half went to bed(too bad -she would have liked it). I have a good sound system and a nice TV -both made this action/western/fantasy even better.

    Let's take a look at some of the films on IMDb with similar userratings – specifically some of the worst films that I have everseen/wasted my time and money on.

    Ready to Wear(Pret-A-Porter)4.8 Actually rated higher than Jonah Hex.This was two hours I will NEVER get back. A terribly boring movie withno redeeming qualities whatsoever.

    King Solomon's Mines 4.6 Tied with Jonah Hex. This may be the worstmovie I have ever seen. A literal walk out of the theater. And I knowwhat you're thinking. I talked about giving movies a chance earlier,but I revisited KSM years later, and it still remains the worst filmI've ever seen in my lifetime, 1 and a half times.

    Toys 4.6 Enough said.

    Jonah Hex' style is true to the comic book theme. The opening of thefilm is excellent, and gives us a good foundation for an entertainingstoryline. John Malkovich is ALWAYS a good adversary/bad guy, and JoshBrolin IS Jonah Hex. Megan Foxes' role is small, and she serves everypurpose, much like a smoking hot Bond girl. Her Body alone makes thisfilm worth 4.6.

    But, Jonah Hex is much more. It's interesting, it's action packed, andit's well-paced.

    Now, is it believable? No. What comic book based film is? Is it Oscarworthy? No. Will it appear on any legitimate 2010 Top Ten lists? No.Jonah Hex is the pure definition of a popcorn flick. Not just one thatrare movie watchers might over-rate(It's no nine or ten), and one thatcritics will annihilate, but one that is sure to surprise many who giveit a chance. It's worth the rental – especially if you have a TV andsound system that can give you a near theater experience. I like someof the subtle touches to this movie, and Malkovich and Brolin reallyhelp the cause.

    58/100

    You'll like it if you liked: Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer,Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Timecop.

  7. mjk280 from Pittsburgh, PA
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    I'm a fan of comics and westerns so even though I knew of Jonah Hex inname only this was something I knew I could probably at least sitthrough. I've seen some reviews and they seem a little harsh. It wasn'tanything special but it moved a long fairly quickly and I wasn't boredfor what that's worth.

    I agree with others that Brolin was a good choice for Hex. I was gladto see Malkovich there but he seemed a tad underwhelming. I think he'sa great actor so I trust he nailed the character though. Will Arnettstuck out like a sore thumb in the small number of scenes he was in.He's a goofy, funny guy I just don't really want to see him in aserious role. You almost can't tell if he's for real or beingsarcastically serious. Megan Fox is Megan Fox. Why people arecomplaining so much about her acting I have no idea. She's there forsex appeal. No one thinks she's the next coming of Meryl Streep orsomething.

    The movie looked a little too synthetic for me especially some of the"ultimate weapon" stuff. It looked a little too clean for a westerntoo. I don't know why some movies like There Will Be Blood can look soauthentic and suck you in to the setting but others like this just looktoo fake.

    I figured there would be some fantastic elements involved even thoughit was grounded in real life, just because of the comic influence. Thatmight have prepared me a little more for the stuff others might havefound to be out of place. In fairness movies are a little bit likewatching a sporting event for the first time. If you don't know therules or know what to expect you're likely to not enjoy it much. Afterthe first 5 minutes or so I figured as much to not be jarred by some ofthe more out of place plot elements, so all in all I thought it was ashort, somewhat entertaining movie. Glad it wasn't much longer though.

  8. on_the_can from Canada
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    I'm hesitant to call this an out and out terrible movie as some havelabelled it simply because it was mildly entertaining. There's a lot ofaction, some cool ideas, a great performance by Josh Brolin and theshort 80 minute running time doesn't hurt it either.

    The sad truth of the whole thing is that it just didn't come close toits potential. For starters, Jonah Hex didn't have to be macabre andsupernatural…to my knowledge this wasn't even part of the originalcomic books that the movie is based on. The original story is simple,Jonah Hex's family is murdered, he's horribly scarred and left fordead. He gets better and sets out for revenge. It's a pretty classicwestern tale…one that we've seen before but given the general lack ofwestern movies these days, that doesn't matter…there's plenty of roomin theatres for a fun out for revenge Western. Having said all that,the supernatural ideas that they came up with are actually kinda cool,and I would've been happy to see them mixed in, if only they'd beenhandled better. Instead these elements seem tossed in as an excuse toinclude CG effects that the box office loves oh so much.

    The end result is an unfortunate mash up of a good ideas…that maybecould've worked if more time had been put into development, it feelslike it was either slapped together too hastily or suffered from amassive reedit…during most of the film I couldn't shake the feelingthat there was maybe a 2 hour+ director's cut lying on the floorsomewhere which may or may not be a superior and more coherent film. Iwas looking forward Jonah Hex based on a short appearance he had in aBatman cartoon years ago…from that alone I thought the character hada lot of movie potential but I was let down. Brolin's performance isthe best part of the movie. Malkovich is good but nothing toospectacular considering his track record, and even Megan Fox is halfdecent but she doesn't have a lot to do with her pretty much uselesscharacter.

  9. chrismsawin from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Remember how people always seem to make jokes that they lose interestin a movie if something isn't blown up in the first five minutes ofwhatever they're watching? Well, if that's true, those people won'thave any problems with the opening of Jonah Hex. There are two hugeexplosions, a shootout, and a robbery in the first fifteen minutes ofthe film. Not to mention the fact that the film is beyond loud. Withall of the explosions, fires, shootouts, fistfights, and yelling goingon in the film, there isn't really a single moment in the film's entireduration where the floor isn't rumbling or your chair isn't shakingfrom the intense action taking place on screen.

    While Josh Brolin does a decent job of bringing the Jonah Hex characterto life, he seems a bit flat at times. Before I go any further, let mebe the first to point out that I didn't read the Jonah Hex comics. Sothis is purely from a moviegoer's standpoint. Jonah Hex is so focusedon getting revenge for his family that he's really kind of boring otherthan the occasional wise remark every so often. He can apparently talkto dead people, which is kind of interesting. But animals tend to havea thing for him, too; horses, dogs, a huge murder of crows. Did anyoneelse find it humorous that every time Hex left a location, it waseither burning, exploding, or a combination of both?

    Megan Fox brings mostly eye candy to her role as a promiscuous womanwho has a soft spot for Jonah Hex and has a decent action scene towardsthe end of the film, but adds little to her repertoire as far as actinggoes. The supporting cast of actors alone should have sold this movie.John Malkovich as the main villain supports that theory, but hischaracter is also pretty dull. He lost the thing he loved most in thisworld thanks to Jonah Hex and the military, so he's decided to killinnocent bystanders and destroy the United States. That's about as deepas his character gets. Small parts were given to actors that probablyshould have been around longer than they were. Will Arnett ("ArrestedDevelopment") is around long enough for you to notice he's in a seriousrole, Wes Bentley (American Beauty) has a similar role that bucklesunder the intimidation of Malkovich's Quentin Turnbull, and JeffreyDean Morgan (Watchmen) has a five minute scene that kind of makes youwonder why he took the part to begin with. Michael Fassbender(Inglourious Basterds) was pretty enjoyable as Burke though. He seemsto make the most out of his short time on screen.

    The film has quite a few drawbacks. The main one being that it'sincredibly short. It isn't even an hour and a half long. So everythingmoves along at a rushed pace. The animated opening felt out of place,as well. A live-action adaptation shouldn't really try to make a pointto rub the audience's nose in the fact that it's based on a comic book.Be an all around good film first and a homage to your source materialsecond. The animation seemed kind of sloppy, as well. In a time where3D technology is at its peak and Studio Ghibli and Disney are stillproducing top of the line hand drawn animated films, it's difficult notto notice when something like that isn't up to par. Maybe it's just theanime fan in me, but did the orange detonation balls in the film remindanyone else of the dragonballs from Dragonball Z?

    Jonah Hex is incredibly flawed and the film seems to try and make apoint to showoff its weak points more than anything, but it's shortenough that it doesn't seem like torture and tries to be as explosivelyentertaining as it can during that runtime. If Desperado and VanHelsing could somehow meet, spend a romantic evening together, and matethat resulted in offspring in the form of film, Jonah Hex would betheir love child.

  10. Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
    29 Mar 2012, 9:32 pm

    Jonah Hex (2010)

    ** (out of 4)

    After seeing his family murdered and himself brutally mutilated byQuentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) turns bountyhunter to capture any bad guy he can but soon the President asks Hex totrack down and kill Turnbull who has stolen a massive weapon that couldtake out the country. Without the ending credits this thing clocks inat 73-minutes, which is rather amazing in today's world when it seemsmovies keep getting longer and longer. I don't mind the short runningtime as I feel it something we need more of but at the same time thisfilm is a mess. For starters, while watching the thing it's clear thiswas meant to be longer and more violent. The film jumps around from onebit of the story to the next and it appears the short running time wasdone to build the "style" of storytelling. Well, it just doesn't workbecause you feel as if you're watching something that is missingfootage. This continues with the violence because at times we'rewatching a rather dark and moody film but then we get quick edits whenthe violence happens so to my eyes it's rather obvious that they wantedto get this a PG-13 rating. Would the more graphic violence had helped?I'd say probably so because, again, it's obvious the film had it cutout. I put the majority of the blame on director Hayward and his style.The quick edits, fast zooms and the various other "cool" objects hethrows at us is just distracting and in the end they become veryboring. This isn't a complete bomb as we do get some nice stuff andthat includes Hex's ability to talk with the dead by touching them andbringing them back to life. I found some of these special effects to beoff but at the same time it gave the film a certain darkness that Ienjoyed. The best moment in the film happens when Hex brings his deadfriend back to life, a friend he just happened to kill. The film takesplace just after the Civil War and I thought they got the look of theland pretty good and this here was another plus. What does keep thefilm moving better than it deserves was the performance by Brolin whomanaged to make the character his very own. I loved the laid backapproach to the role and Brolin's dry sense of humor worked perfectlyas we do get a few nice one-liners. Malkovich appears to be having funbut the film doesn't get to spend too much time with him. Megan Foxplays the prostitute who Hex cares for and delivers a rather blahperformance. There's nothing bad with her but there's nothing goodeither. She's obviously just here for eye candy as she's constantly inskimpy clothes and it's never made clear why she's in love with adisfigured Hex. I normally don't go for a film like this but thesubject matter, cast and trailer made it look interesting but sadly theend result is extremely mixed and all in all a major disappointment.This film should have been so much more but the poor direction and uglystyle just kills it in the end.

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