COMMENTARYCAST: Jonah Hex (2010 Blu-Ray)

Posted: August 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Jonah Hex is an absolute failure of a movie on nearly every level. Directed by Jimmy Heyward, there are numerous anecdotes of how troubled the production was. The fact that there was barely 80 minutes worth of usable footage of a character that should be pretty easy to adapt is a decent indication of how much of a mess the filming and editing of said film was. This CommentaryCast features a distinctly different style than the last, since I had done research by reading the original script and Brian wasn’t three beers deep when recording started. This also marks the first contest we’ll be doing, but not the last . Listen along and see if you can answer the trivia question! With that, enjoy the ineptitude that is Jonah Hex

jhJonah Hex (2010 Blu-Ray)
-Recorded in April 2015
-Jonah Hex was created by John Albano and Tony DeZuniga in a 1972 issue of All-Star Western.
-FACT CHECK: I’m not entirely sure which artist I’m thinking of in the beginning. Luke Ross was the artist in early issues of the Palmiotti/Gray comic but this art looks more like Eduardo Risso to me but he’s only drawn one issue in 2011.
-At one point, Thomas Jane campaigned for the title role. He even comissioned make-up tests (seen here). After losing the role and seeing the finished film, he said he felt like he “dodged a bullet” by not getting the part. However, he did voice the role in an animated short film (that was a lot better).
-The original script, by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor was much, much different than the finished film (which is noted several times in the recording). Neveldine/Taylor are known for outlandish and kinetic action which would have likely suited Hex nicely.

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