Movie Review: ‘Jonah Hex’

Jonah-Hex

Here’s how to determine if you’ll want to see Jonah Hex:

Do you like the DC comic it’s based on?
Do you like Josh Brolin?
Do you like explosions?
Do you want to kill 80 minutes of your life?

Then you will most likely want to see Jonah Hex. Everyone else, stay home.

Josh Brolin stars as Jonah Hex – a civil war veteran turned bounty hunter with mystical powers that allow him to talk to the dead.

There’s nothing really spectacular about the film except the name actors that appear in small roles. I’m not talking about Megan Fox as his love interest Lilah or John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender as the villans. I’m talking about Will Arnett, Aiden Quinn, Lance Reddick, Michael Shannon and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Good actors right? But what the heck were they doing in this movie?

Will Arnett and Aiden Quinn were in 3 scenes. Lance Reddick – 2 scenes. Jeffrey Dean Morgan – a whopping 1 scene and Michael Shannon? I don’t even remember seeing him in the movie.

Maybe all these guys were fans of the comic? I’m betting not.

Hey studios, save these small roles for actors who need the work. They were good in the parts…but with small roles like these, it brings you out of the movie. Hey, that’s Will Arnett. Is that Jeffrey Dean Morgan?  You expect them to do more and when they don’t, you think – why were they in the movie? Maybe their scenes were left on the cutting room floor? I don’t know. I don’t care. I just wish it would stop.

I give this movie a D+. Josh Brolin was really good and like I said, it was really short.

Oh, and all the best scenes are in the trailer.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Linnea-Berthelsen-Stranger-Things.jpg
Linnea Berthelse on Her ‘Stranger Things’ Audition and Keeping Her Role a Secret for a Year
“Sometimes when actors don’t get the part, it’s not always about an actor being a bad actor; it’s about connecting to the material.” – Linnea Berthelsen Stranger Things is back on our screens with its second season, something fans have been waiting for ever since season one arrived on Netflix in 2016. Returning to the […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jonathan-groff-hamilton.jpg
Jonathan Groff on Playing King George III in ‘Hamilton’: “I rehearsed for about a day, and then went into the show”
Can you even imagine stepping into a role in one of the biggest Broadway hits of all time with barely any time to prepare?
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/lina-esco-swat.jpg
Lina Esco on Playing the Only Female Officer on ‘S.W.AT.’: “I have to portray her as someone equal to all of the guys on her team”
"The important thing for me when I read scripts is how much respect I have for the character and how far I can take her" - Lina Esco
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/sam-rockwell-three-billboards.jpg
Sam Rockwell on Typecasting and One of His Worst Auditions
"I’m kind of a workhorse. It takes a toll" - Sam Rockwell
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/rachel-bloom-crazy-ex-girlfriend.jpg
Rachel Bloom: “The way that I learned comedy was not rigid, but this very specific technique taught by the Upright Citizens Brigade”
"I went from being a person who was doing moderately successful videos online and working as a moderately successful TV writer and aspiring to do this to having a Golden Globe." - Rachel Bloom