At long last, we finally have proof that the Jonah Hex movie actually exists! Unfortunately, the first trailer for this comic book flick doesn’t really prove much else. It’s a bit hard to get a fair read on the film since the trailer seems to evoke a lot of other movies, such as Ghost Rider (not the worst thing in the world), Van Helsing (getting worse) and Wild Wild West (definitely not good for business). The main problem as I see it is that the movie does not seem to be embracing the western element at all, and with all the machine guns, hard rock music and slick action scenes, it feels too modern for its own good.
Then again, I know very little about the comic, so maybe I’m way off base here. Josh Brolin seems pretty bland in the lead role, but I like to think that he’ll bring something more to the table. Megan Fox is clearly being played up as one of the main selling points of the film, but I’m wondering if a lot of people will actually have an adverse reaction to her (for starters, her accent is horrible). The supporting cast includes John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, Michael Shannon, and Will Arnett. Jonah Hex hit theatres on June 18th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.