Pause for kids 14 & under
Dumb, violent action Western totally misfires.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jonah Hex -- a disappointing action Western based on a comic book hero created in the early '70s -- is very violent. Hex acts mostly out of revenge (killing many without remorse), and the body count is high, though there's relatively little blood and gore. There are some spooky images connected to the movie's supernatural elements, plus many weapons and scenes of things burning and exploding. The female lead, a prostitute, is seen wearing skimpy lingerie throughout the movie (which may be enough to draw in some fans of actress Megan Fox...), and there's the suggestion of sex. Language is on the light side, and there's not much drinking.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is this kind of violence necessary to tell the story? How did it make you feel?
- Is Lilah's character a stereotype? Why or why not? What does it say about her that she can take care of herself?
- What distinguishes Hex from Turnbull? Both kill people; whyis one a hero and one a villain?