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''Jonah Hex'' is a 2010 post-Civil War anti-hero {{Western}} film loosely based on the Creator/DCComics [[ComicBook/JonahHex character of the same name]]. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Jimmy Hayward and stars Josh Brolin as the title character, Jonah Hex, and also stars John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, and MeganFox. The film was released on June 18, 2010.

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless BountyHunter. In the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a confederate general, Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction.

The original draft of the film was penned by the creators of ''{{Film/Crank}}''. It was cut down from its original running time to just over 70 minutes (to make it more [[ViewersAreGoldfish action-oriented]], or so the rumors say), and went over like a lead balloon.

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!!The movie contains the following tropes:

* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: Lilah.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the comics Lilah/[[spoiler:Tallulah Black]] is so hideously scarred that Hex is the only man who can stand to bed her. In TheMovie, she's played by MeganFox.
* AnimateDead: Hex's special ability.
* AndThisIsFor: when Jonah finishes off Turnbull's Irish [[TheDragon Dragon]]. [[spoiler:TWICE.]]
* BadassMustache: Jonah sports one.
* BlackBestFriend: Ben, the gun shop owner.
* [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Blown Out the Window]]
* {{BFG}}: [[ExaggeratedTrope To the point of being a]] DoomsdayDevice. It's a rotary ''bombard cannon'' whose cannonballs are subsequently [[StuffBlowingUp detonated]] by an EnergyBall containing unknown {{Phlebotinum}}. [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Designed by]] EliWhitney, no less. Turnbull tests it on an unsuspecting town.
* BountyHunter
* CaptainErsatz: "Snake-Man" from the arena fights is a subscale [[ThreeHundred Uber-Immortal.]]
* CrusadingWidower
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:TheDragon in the end. Jonah shoves his head into a propeller, then ''brings him back to life'' just to obliterate his body.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Ex-Confederate Quentin Turnbull and his (mostly Southern) men hijack trains while wearing ghostly hoods.
* GatlingGood: Jonah uses a small, man-portable gatling gun at several points during the movie. Check out the poster.
* GenreSavvy: President Grant catches on immediately to what Turnbull is up to when he hears exactly what targets have been hit.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: No saloon girl in the 1870s could have looked that fashionable. Not even Megan Fox herself would have looked like that.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lilah.
* InNameOnly: The film bears very little resemblance to [[ComicBook/JonahHex the comic book]], save for the scarred protagonist. The filmmakers added an inexplicable super power to temporarily resurrect the dead, which served no purpose, as he just uses this ability to pump the dead for information, something the hardcore western Hex of the comic would have accomplished simply by shooting the living in the kneecap.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Duel wielded crossbows that shot sticks of dynamite! Also the horse mounted [[GatlingGood gatling guns]]!
* MissingTrailerScene: One of the trailers for the film shows the briefest glimpse of a sex scene involving Megan Fox's character, which not only isn't to be found in the final film, it isn't even a deleted scene on the DVD.
* MonumentalDamage: ''Narrowly'' {{averted|Trope}}. A cannonball from the DoomsdayDevice clips the side of the still-under-construction Washington Monument.
* MuggingTheMonster / BerserkButton: Do ''not'' ask Jonah how he got his scar.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: If terrorist Quentin Turnbull hadn't already been Jonah's mortal enemy, Jonah would probably not have been willing to be pressed into service by the U.S. government to stop him.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Lilah.
* PopStarComposer: Prog Metal band Music/{{Mastodon}} composed the score.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: We're supposed to believe that people find Jonah ugly, but apparently he's good-looking enough to bed Lilah, the town prostitute (free of charge, that is.) Whereas in the comics, he practically looks like "The Cryptkeeper." In all fairness, the scar IS disfiguring and quite disgusting to look at. The problem is, Hex is played by [[MrFanservice Josh Brolin]]. Also in fairness, it's pretty clear that their relationship was NEVER based on looks (one thing from the comics that they got right).
* TheRemnant: Turnbull and his men.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Lilah IS Tallulah Black.]]
* SayMyNameTrailer: At least one trailer does this (though it "[[DownplayedTrope only]]" uses about three or four repetitions).
* SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Jonah can pull a type III, but hold off the rotting a bit by rubbing earth on them. "Dead loves dirt." UndeathAlwaysEnds as the corpses appear to be ''burning'' rather than rotting in the usual sense.
* SnakeOilSalesman: Lilah meets one in a stagecoach in a deleted scene.
* StealthHiBye: Jonah does it to the Union officers while they try talking to the body.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Admit it, guys.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Lilah keeps a knife in her bustier, but it was taken when she was "thoroughly searched."
* WeirdWest
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Quentin Turnbull does this to Adleman Lusk. Lusk says that he will hang if Turnbull's scheme fails and Turnbull promises him that he will not hang.