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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Josh Brolin
John Malkovich
Megan Fox
Will Arnett
Michael Shannon
Michael Fassbender
Directors
Jimmy Hayward
Screenwriters
Running Time
81 minutes

Jonah Hex
How the West was lost…


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Jonah Hex

Plot
In revenge for causing the death of his Confederate trooper son, Quentin Turnbull (Malkovich) kills fellow soldier Jonah Hex’s (Brolin) family and scars him horrifically. Hex survives and roams the US as a bounty hunter able to converse with the dead, before he’s called upon by the fledgling US government to track down and thwart Turnbull’s plans to unleash a steampunk super weapon on Washington...


Verdict
Isn’t one Wild Wild West enough? Okay, so Jonah Hex didn’t come with the same expectations, but it’s still an object lesson in how not to adapt a comic book. A crushing disappointment.


Reviewed by James White

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