Friday, March 21, 2008

Jonah Hex Pre-movie Review

I'm not sure what to make of some of the vague details in this Jonah Hex movie review. There are a lot of things that are wrong in the mythos (Quentin Turnbull sullies his hand as an OUTLAW?) and there are things that sound fairly good, like this snippet:

But don’t get the wrong idea – he’s not chatty, he’s a man of few words, which also really ramps up the mystique of the character as well. Throughout, we get little snippets of people discussing various legends about the guy, a sort of SNL Bill Brasky / Chuck Norris facts thing. I hope they don’t change this because it adds so much – we get the whole idea of Hex: people loathe him, fear him, respect him, and, based on the legends, wonder about him since no one knows the full truth except Hex himself.
I like the idea of Jonah's legend being built up once again. This was always prevelant with the John Albano version and has been hinted at in the current run from time to time. I have always enjoyed a narrative where the main character is being described by those who only vaguely know him or of him, it adds an entire mystique.
2010 seems like a long way off. I just hope that the finished product doesn't end up with a February release (Feb release of comic book movie = huge steaming turd-flick)

1 comment:

SallyP said...

A movie eh? Well...I do love Westerns. I'm with you on the whole Turnbull idea however, he was always the dark menacing shadow beHIND the bad guys, he didn't actually get his OWN hands dirty, so I'm not sure about how it would work with him as an actual protagonist in a movie.

And...fart jokes?