To be as honest there was only one thing that made me want to see this movie, Megan Fox. This being said, half way into Jimmy Hayward's Jonah Hex I noticed that she is not even in it enough to warrant her being on the cover. This, and the rest of the movie, just didn’t sit well with me.
The film takes place during the American Civil War Our lead, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), fought on the side of the Confederacy until betraying his commanding officer, Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich). A vengeful Turnbull burns down Jonah's house with his wife and son still inside. To make him live with his betrayal he brands Jonah's face with a hot iron, which is the basis for his disfigured look. Days later, Native Americans find Jonah and revive him with their mystical powers, setting him on the path for brutal revenge.
Jonah Hex can best be described using three words: action, hero, western. Ninety nine times out a hundred this combination does not mix well; unfortunately, this wasn't the lone exception. The movie is lacking in creativity as Josh Brolin hardly fits the mold of an action hero. Combat that with the lack of public knowledge about the Jonah Hex comic and the film was destined for the gutter from the onset.
The acting is average, a disappointment for any fan of Brolin's, and Fox is hardly a sight to see...literally. The Blu-Ray had an opportunity to spotlight some cool visuals; however, its lack of meaningful extras made it a toss up in terms of a purchase. It does come with a DVD and digital copy of the film, but with this type of movie being featured, you have to wonder if three different versions is really necessary.