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Jun. 18, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Rarely do two movies as polar opposites as TOY STORY 3 and JONAH HEX open on the same day. The former is a critically beloved animated film that families are going to flock to this weekend. The latter is a critically reviled comic adaptation that's about 73-minutes long. While TOY STORY 3 has a 100% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, JONAH HEX is hovering around a 12% rating and might be one of the worst rated films of the year.

But we don't just want you guys to post reviews of movies you might like (i.e., TOY STORY 3). We also want to hear when you don't like a movie. And we'd want to hear if you were pleasantly surprised by JONAH HEX. Whatever the case, we'll be leaving the Strike Backs open all weekend so you can post your review of JONAH HEX. Please keep your reviews spoiler-free and remember not to insult any other readers for their opinions.

While you're here you can check out this interview with Josh Brolin from the 2009 Comic-Con!

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6:37AM on 06/19/2010
I'm a fan of the Jonah Hex comics, and let me tell you, this was not Jonah Hex. This was parts The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Crow, and Wil Smith's Wild Wild West rolled in one big shitburger. There's a scene in the movie where Aidan Quinn (yeah, he's in it) and Will Arnet are talking about how Jonah Hex is the only guy that'll be able to find John Malchovich's character, Turnbull. The acting is so badly delivered and so wooden, that the next scene with Megan Fox trying to emote actually seems
I'm a fan of the Jonah Hex comics, and let me tell you, this was not Jonah Hex. This was parts The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Crow, and Wil Smith's Wild Wild West rolled in one big shitburger. There's a scene in the movie where Aidan Quinn (yeah, he's in it) and Will Arnet are talking about how Jonah Hex is the only guy that'll be able to find John Malchovich's character, Turnbull. The acting is so badly delivered and so wooden, that the next scene with Megan Fox trying to emote actually seems Oscar-worthy in comparison.

The jump cuts, the onionskin-thin plot, the bad acting, and the incomplete ripoffs of better movies combined with a bloated Josh Brolin delivering dead one-liners with all the enthusiasm of an impotent man getting a handjob from a $1000 an hour hooker, made this the worst movie I've seen this year. It's not Catwoman bad, but it's close.

Let me put it another way, when the best and most believable actor in the movie is an animal (the dog), you know your movie is neck deep in shit. Hell, even Jefferey Dean Morgan's little cameo was badly done.

Honestly, stay away from this stinker. You're going to hate yourself afterwards if you see it.
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2:08PM on 06/18/2010
It wasn't horrible. Although, I think if I had read the book I may have been sorely disappointed. As someone who knew nothing of the book, it was decent, watchable. If you want to see explosions and cheesy one liners and Megan Fox, this is a good bet.
It wasn't horrible. Although, I think if I had read the book I may have been sorely disappointed. As someone who knew nothing of the book, it was decent, watchable. If you want to see explosions and cheesy one liners and Megan Fox, this is a good bet.
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5:30PM on 06/18/2010
I got to see both Toy Story and this. I should have seen Toy Story twice. This movie was garbage, but at least it was short. My only hope is that Brolin's career is unscathed by this and Fox's career is destroyed.
I got to see both Toy Story and this. I should have seen Toy Story twice. This movie was garbage, but at least it was short. My only hope is that Brolin's career is unscathed by this and Fox's career is destroyed.
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4:42PM on 06/19/2010
Awful cinematic dreck.
Awful cinematic dreck.
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4:15PM on 06/18/2010
Brolin is great , Fox is garbage . Stop putting her in movies , it just ruins them .
Brolin is great , Fox is garbage . Stop putting her in movies , it just ruins them .
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1:25PM on 06/18/2010
But if you can accept that this is a Civil War vet with a hole in his face and supernatural powers? But see, Jonah doesn't have powers. So nobody should have to try, and accept that.
But if you can accept that this is a Civil War vet with a hole in his face and supernatural powers? But see, Jonah doesn't have powers. So nobody should have to try, and accept that.
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2:33AM on 06/19/2010
Elitist bastard.
Elitist bastard.
3:41PM on 06/20/2010

WHY?

WHY? Would you spend your money for shit like this? Did wild wild west not teach you anything? Maybe this will show Megan Fox that she has the box office appeal of a bag of shit.
WHY? Would you spend your money for shit like this? Did wild wild west not teach you anything? Maybe this will show Megan Fox that she has the box office appeal of a bag of shit.
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10:32AM on 06/21/2010
My words exactly. No I mean exactly exactly...look at my comment below.
My words exactly. No I mean exactly exactly...look at my comment below.
12:11PM on 06/20/2010

Haven't watched it but gotta ask...

... those of you who commented below...what on Earth drove you to a point where you'd actually pay for this crap? I mean which part of the marketing got to you, really? The trailer(s) practically reeked of horsecrap, the posters were the laziest (effort?) I've seen in a long time, it paired Josh Brolin and Megan Fox... again..Brolin and MEGAN FOX. After learning my lesson with Ghost Rider I vowed to never get lured into shitfests like this ever again. So what made you guys go see it? Was there
... those of you who commented below...what on Earth drove you to a point where you'd actually pay for this crap? I mean which part of the marketing got to you, really? The trailer(s) practically reeked of horsecrap, the posters were the laziest (effort?) I've seen in a long time, it paired Josh Brolin and Megan Fox... again..Brolin and MEGAN FOX. After learning my lesson with Ghost Rider I vowed to never get lured into shitfests like this ever again. So what made you guys go see it? Was there any doubt that this was going to be a definite stinkbomb?
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1:41PM on 06/20/2010
I saw it for free.
I saw it for free.
10:31AM on 06/21/2010
Ah. I guess that makes sense. If I got to watch it for free I'd see it to. But paying for it? Hell no.
Ah. I guess that makes sense. If I got to watch it for free I'd see it to. But paying for it? Hell no.
6:42PM on 06/21/2010
haha we on the same page my friend, you know your in trouble when the trailer looks like a direct to dvd movie.
haha we on the same page my friend, you know your in trouble when the trailer looks like a direct to dvd movie.
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2:38AM on 06/19/2010
Well at least there are no Giant Spiders this time,but yeah this movie is just godawful...Josh Brolin at least looks like he's trying.Everybody else is in it for a paycheck...and Fox I think someone should check her pulse.
Well at least there are no Giant Spiders this time,but yeah this movie is just godawful...Josh Brolin at least looks like he's trying.Everybody else is in it for a paycheck...and Fox I think someone should check her pulse.
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3:44AM on 06/19/2010

It got the job done

Yes, the movie was dumber than a box of rocks, and yes Megan Fox couldn't act her way out of a paper bag, but I was actually entertained. It was a lot better than Knight & Day, but then I've taken shits that were better than Knight & Day.
Yes, the movie was dumber than a box of rocks, and yes Megan Fox couldn't act her way out of a paper bag, but I was actually entertained. It was a lot better than Knight & Day, but then I've taken shits that were better than Knight & Day.
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1:48AM on 06/19/2010

the plan...

was to see Jonah Hex matinee and then see Toy Story later on when not as many kids would be there.. Well I saw the garbage that was Jonah Hex but Toy Story was sold out even at the later time.. guess i'll try again tomorrow. Brolin rocked in the movie but that was about it... Michael Fassbender needs to be in more good movies like Basterds!! not this shit..
was to see Jonah Hex matinee and then see Toy Story later on when not as many kids would be there.. Well I saw the garbage that was Jonah Hex but Toy Story was sold out even at the later time.. guess i'll try again tomorrow. Brolin rocked in the movie but that was about it... Michael Fassbender needs to be in more good movies like Basterds!! not this shit..
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1:54PM on 06/18/2010

She Whore a Yellow Ribbon....

Lots of talent and good special effects can't save a hacked together plot that is utterly untrue to the character. It's Steam Punk meets Ghostwhisperer, and that ain't Jonah Hex. Check my review and save your money. http://bit.ly/9aIMvE
Lots of talent and good special effects can't save a hacked together plot that is utterly untrue to the character. It's Steam Punk meets Ghostwhisperer, and that ain't Jonah Hex. Check my review and save your money. http://bit.ly/9aIMvE
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1:35PM on 06/18/2010
I would of gave this a thumbs up since this has Josh Brolin & John Malcovic in it plus its a western revenge flick based off a graphic novel. The thing is having Megan Fox and a PG-13 rating makes this a $1 rental at the Redbox machine instantly.
I would of gave this a thumbs up since this has Josh Brolin & John Malcovic in it plus its a western revenge flick based off a graphic novel. The thing is having Megan Fox and a PG-13 rating makes this a $1 rental at the Redbox machine instantly.
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2:35AM on 06/19/2010
I marginally enjoyed this. Flawed as hell, making little sense, but the action is decent and Brolin and Malkovich make for an excellent hero/ villain dynamic.
I marginally enjoyed this. Flawed as hell, making little sense, but the action is decent and Brolin and Malkovich make for an excellent hero/ villain dynamic.
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3:10PM on 06/20/2010

Great

Just what I expected from a supernatural western written by Neveldine & Taylor. I got what I wanted. Minimum Fox, which is good. But I could have used more Arnett. The action was cool, the story was admittedly only OK, but the acting was more than satisfactory. Just simple fun. It could have been better, yes, but what movie can't?
Just what I expected from a supernatural western written by Neveldine & Taylor. I got what I wanted. Minimum Fox, which is good. But I could have used more Arnett. The action was cool, the story was admittedly only OK, but the acting was more than satisfactory. Just simple fun. It could have been better, yes, but what movie can't?
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4:07PM on 06/18/2010
People actually paid money to see this? Neat! I thought Pixar had a flick out today, tho, odd...
People actually paid money to see this? Neat! I thought Pixar had a flick out today, tho, odd...
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1:19PM on 06/18/2010
It was awesome. Really there was nothing wrong with it. just simple cowboy, balls-to-the-wall badass gunfighter testosterone action. short, sweet, and fun - a great way to spend 73 minutes of a weekend.
It was awesome. Really there was nothing wrong with it. just simple cowboy, balls-to-the-wall badass gunfighter testosterone action. short, sweet, and fun - a great way to spend 73 minutes of a weekend.
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