Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Things I Learned From Movie X: Jonah Hex

Here's the link to my latest Things I Learned From Movie X column for on Jonah Hex, the woefully misguided and terrible adaptation of the cult comic book. And it is pretty damn terrible. Really boring, poorly written and edited in such a haphazard way that I defy anyone to watch it and not sit in a state of bafflement throughout.

Like the rest of these columns, this one came together very quickly - it took about two hours of free associative writing all told, with a few extra hours fine tuning it - and I enjoyed experimenting with a heavily ironic tone. Treating it as if it is high art is much funnier to me than just trying to tear it to pieces, which I find a little wearying and can make the resulting columns feel more bitter than funny. Not the case here, thankfully.