Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Jonah Hex

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Jonah Hex – Opening June 18, 2010

I caught this trailer online, and while I’m not sure this is a movie I’m going to love, the trailer does look pretty cool. I’m a Marvel man myself, so I’m not very familiar with all of the DC Comics characters. Jonah Hex seems like the Punisher or Ghost Rider, an anti-hero who had something very bad done to him and seeks revenge while actually protecting the good guys. He reminds me most of a gruffer version of Charles Bronson’s Harmonica from “Once Upon a Time in the West.” This seems like a great role for Josh Brolin, who had a chance to be a Western hero in “No Country for Old Men,” and now gets the chance to play a bit of an edgier character. John Malkovich is probably the best actor in the universe to play a villain, so his casting as Hex’s nemesis is a no-brainer. I’m not quite sure what Megan Fox is doing here since she’s not capable of acting, but things are blowing up just like in “Transformers,” and so she’ll likely be a pale imitation of Scarlett Johansson in “Iron Man 2,” at best. Will Arnett is in the film as well, which is a bit strange, along with Michael Fassbender, who was terrific in both “Inglourious Basterds” and “Fish Tank,” and therefore I hope he has a great role here. Mostly, this movie looks like a fun way of bringing back the Western by modernizing it with a comic book character at the helm, and I think it should be a fun ride. Are you looking forward to it?

No comments: