Genre Guesstimation – Jonah Hex (2010)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Kira of Film and TV 101 and it is Western Crossover Movies.

Literally any film from any genre with western elements to it; comedy/drama/musical or even thrillers or horror.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Kira!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Crossover Western Movies.

“You see, with weapons like these, one day we shall be able to level continents. But we’ll have to content ourselves with starting small.” – Quentin Turnbull

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Oct 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A bounty hunter with special abilities is hired by the US Government to stop a former Confederate General hellbent on revenge against the Union.

My Take on it – There has been a long history of movies based on comic book adaptations and a large majority of them just don’t do the original ideas justice.

This film is high on that list because they do such a terrible job of adapting this character and storyline to film.

The story itself is a pretty silly despite the fact that it would seem as if the idea is actually quite good.  The execution just doesn’t work at all.

What’s even more disappointing is the fact that the cast is superbly chosen but none of them are given good enough characters to portray or even interesting enough dialogue.

Look at the cast and you will be as dumbfounded as I was because they are all pretty much wasted here: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Foxx, Micheal Fassbender, Will Arnett and Michael Shannon….

Quite a shame.

The only character that stands out here is Aiden Quinn as President Grant and if you blink, you might miss his few short scenes.

The way that they presented the supernatural aspects makes things a bit more interesting, but again, they don’t present it well enough with the way the story is being told which is another disappointment here to add to the long list of them.

Bottom Line – Another terrible film adaptation of a comic book.  The story itself is quite silly and despite seeming like a good idea, the premise just doesn’t work well at all.  The cast is great with Brolin, Malkovich, Foxx, Fasbender, Arnett and Shannon all deserving much better characters to portray.  Quinn is the sole standout among the cast as President Grant.  The supernatural aspects are also a cool idea, but just not presented well enough here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jonah Hex’s ability to bring the dead back to life and speak to them is confined to the film only. He does not possess this ability in the comic books. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Another terrible film. There’s nothing worth watching in this one and is far from being GG worthy.

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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