Jonah Hex Adaptation Sputters and Stalls
- Friday, June 18, 2010
Language/Profanity: Lord's name taken in vain; some foul language.
Smoking/Drinking/Drugs: Jonah drinks; a fighter in a ring has an unidentified liquid in a bottle poured into his mouth.
Sex/Nudity: A prostitute is Hex's lover, and she fights off other men during the film; kissing and scenes of Hex and her in bed, on top of each other, but no nudity is shown.
Violence/Crime: War violence, including several men shooting each other; a home is burned with a woman and child inside it; Hex's face is branded; shootouts and explosions; a train is blown up; Turnbull uses destructive weapons to wipe out an entire village and its inhabitants, and to attack the government; a corpse is struck with a shovel; a woman stabs a man; a knife is put to a woman's throat, but she fights back; a man is shot in the head, just out of frame; a man is pushed into a whirring propeller; a boat is blown up.
Religion: Hex is hung on a wooden cross of sorts and forced to watch his family and home burn; corpses are reanimated temporarily, and one says that people on the other side are waiting for Hex; a Native American healing ritual; discussion of the characteristics of a man with vengeance in his heart.
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