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If The Wild Wild West and Van Helsing had a love child, this would be it,
This review is from: Jonah Hex (Blu-ray)
I knew before sitting down in the theater today that this movie is getting nothing but trashed all over the place by critics, but I always go in with an open mind and usually end up disagreeing with them. Well, that's not the case here. First off, the movie is only 72 minutes long if you take away the end credits. They spent no time developing any of the characters, so I never really cared about any of them. Maybe a director's cut will be released on DVD, because this movie really needed another 30 minutes.
Josh Brolin is a fine actor and he is the best thing about the movie, but even he seems a little bored with the whole thing at times. He does get some good one-liners along the way. John Malkovich is just here for a paycheck. Talk about a villain that will put you to sleep. His whole evil plan has been done a million times before. We all know Megan Fox looks great, but can she act? The answer is still no. She's not too bad here, especially when compared with her previous work, but her character is really unnecessary. It also seemed like they enhanced her face with some CGI touch up in certain scenes, as if to make her best asset even more flawless.
The CGI is okay, the music is way too in your face, and the story leaves a lot to be desired, but Jonah Hex doesn't fall into the abysmal territory of The Wild Wild West. It at least has some relatively fun sequences. It's just too silly, even though it takes itself way too seriously. Does that make sense? Probably about as much sense as strapping two gatling guns to the sides of your horse, only to never see them again after they worked so well in the opening shootout. I guess the horse tired of lugging them around. Oh, and how stupid were those dynamite crossbows?
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Initial post: Jun 28, 2010, 10:21:17 AM PDT
I like your title. Probably explains why I 1/2 liked it. I didn't care much for Wild Wild West but I did like Van Helsing despite some far fetched/convenient events on the bridge for example. When dealing in fantasy there's a certain amount of suspension of belief I'll accept
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2010, 11:58:17 AM PDT
Glad you liked my title. Yeah, Van Helsing isn't great, but it's way better than The Wild Wild West. Thanks for the comments.
Posted on Oct 22, 2010, 9:49:07 PM PDT
James Smith says:
Megan Fox has terrible skin on her face. She's always re-touched.
Posted on Dec 13, 2010, 6:56:08 PM PST
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Posted on Apr 22, 2013, 6:37:37 PM PDT
I love your title. The love child part cracked me up lol
Posted on May 12, 2013, 1:52:11 PM PDT
R. Donahue says:
Be careful trashy movies can ruin your mind
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