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Jonah Hex

Posted by Quasar on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Never read any of the comic, so not sure if the tv spots I've been seeing are true to the tone of the series. Megan Fox being in it can't be a good sign, though.

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I haven't really read any of the newer comics. I've always liked the character. I have a DC Showcase collection of the earlier Hex stuff. I like it.

His look and behavior in the comics was inspired by Clint Eastwood. Hex is a hard-ass righter of wrongs who thinks the worst of people. It's hard to tell from the trailers just how closely they are keeping to that.

The movie Hex appears to be able to communicate with the dead. I don't remember that from my comics. It could be something he's picked up in the new series. All I remember him being was a sure shot and expert tracker.

Wikipedia claims that Brolin didn't originally like the script, but eventually came around to its "tongue-in-cheek tone." (Yes, you're right. He only has one cheek to keep his tongue in.) There's not all that much tongue-in-cheek going on in the original comics, to my recollection. Whether or not that's changed with the newer stuff, I don't know.

My knee-jerk response to whether or not it is true to the tone of the series is that it is not, since I like the comics, and since both trailers for the movie made me cringe. Also, Mastodon has contributed heavily the soundtrack, and nothing about the comics, far as I can tell, calls for a Mastodon-inclusive soundtrack.