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Saturday
Jun192010

JONAH HEX lacks the cool space guns and rocking music of a Muse video (review)

Rating:  (Embarrassing)

Jonah Hex is an 80 minute (less if you don't watch the credits) eruption of Hollywood explosions, dumb dialogue, Megan Fox closeups, and hero-meets-villain confrontations. It's Hollywood's closest attempt at mimicking the Knights of Cydonia Muse video, but lacks the cool space guns and rocking music. 

If you don't believe me, see it. There are a few remarkable similarities. The villain (John Malkovich) kidnaps the hero's girlfriend and shoots him. The hero dies out in the woods, but is somehow brought back to life so he can gallop back to save his girlfriend to the beat of heavy rock music and stop John Malkovich from destroying the Fourth of July. If Hex were a feature length Muse video, I'd love it. Sadly, it isn't

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Thursday
Apr292010

JONAH HEX trailer looks somewhat typical

Megan Fox seems to enjoy movies where someone is bound and tortured. She starred in Jennifer's Body last year. This time, however, no succubus emerges. Instead, Josh Brolin becomes a man sworn to protect the west from evil, and avenge the innocent. Jonah Hex is based on a DC Comic that first cropped up in the early 1970s. John Malkovich plays the villain and it looks like funnyman Will Arnett makes an appearance as well.

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