Jonah Hex used to be part of the Confederate forces in the US during the civil war. After a disagreement, General Turnbull murders Hex’ family and leaves him with a mark on his face. Disfigurd, Hex goes after Turnbull and leaves him in a burning house after which he starts a life as rogue bounty hunter in the United Stated governed by General Grant.
Some time after, however, it becomes clear that Turnbull staged his own death to prepare a plan that will bring Grant and the Federation to its knees. Grant requests Hex, who’s able to speak with the dead ever since he’s come back from death himself, to stop Turnbull before it’s too late…
Sound and Vision:
Jonah Hex seems like two movies when it comes to image quality. During the daytime detail is superb and has moments of extreme depth. During night time, however, there’s hardly ever any shadow detail, blacks look ugly, there’s artefacts, noise, smearing and ringing. And seeing that most of the scenes are during night time, this release really isn’t any good.
The sound is loud. Really. Loud! Forget about detail and direction. Cannons blast loudly in such a way that they overwhelm everything else, including dialogues. The positioning of the sound is awful and the only word that constantly comes to my mind when writing this is “loud”. Every channel is used to its maximum, but rather than using it properly, it’s more like they’re being used to keep them busy.
– The Weird, Western Tales of Jonah Hex
- The Inside Story of Jonah Hex
- Deleted Scenes
– Digital Copy
Jonah Hex is based on the DC Comic and was supposed to bring a rather cool Western tale to the big screen. It took a while before everything was set up to go, but finally Jonah Hex did make it and this movie is the result. What a shame!
The story is awfully shallow, the acting is mediocre at best and there really isn’t anything that we could see as a positive note. Josh Brolin spent quite a lot of time in getting this picture done and therefore it’s all the more sad that the result is so bad. Not only did the movie do pretty bad in theatres, this Blu-ray transfer is buggers as well. The image looks crap, and the sound is… well, loud.
Leave this one be, let it die and let’s hope Jonah Hex comes back from the dead one day with a better movie.