A while back, I wrote a post on what was then the upcoming film of Jonah Hex. In it, I expressed the guarded hope that this newest Hollywood attempt at Steampunk would not be as horrific as the 1999 Wild Wild West film and had thus learned its lesson from the film’s failure. Jonah Hex, I had hoped, would be a wonderfully dark blending of the comic book source material of an anti-hero bounty hunter barely better than the people he hunts down and the Steampunk aesthetic.
Apparently, I am too much of an optimist.
I have not yet seen Jonah Hex, but the fact is that I don’t need to see it. Not when you get ratings and reviews like this, it’s not worth the ten dollars to pay to revel in the disaster that is Jonah Hex. Part of me wants that laugh out loud at the sheer ridiculousness of this crappy film, but the other half is making me want to bury my head in my hands in shame. What the hell is this mess? Why is Hollywood so good at making Steampunk look absolutely inane?
There’s so many things wrong with this film, I don’t even know where to begin making recommendations. As for recommendations for you, my fellow readers, may I suggest curling up with a good book over wasting a good hour of your life allowing your brain to molder at the sight of Jonah Hex.