What films didn't hit the mark this year?
4. "Jonah Hex"
Why it's so bad: This is a case of trying to be everything and succeeding at nothing. Is it a real Western? Is it a comic book? Is it sci-fi? Is it steampunk? Is it a wry tweak on the genre? Is it tough or funny or outrageous or realistic? It's ultimately just not very good at any of what it tries, and it's one of those films where you can feel all the reshoots and re-edits, and it barely even feels like a finished film. Poor Josh Brolin… what could have been his cool, fun franchise is a weirdly ragged misfire, his frozen face a perfect metaphor for the film's total lack of a pulse.
One nice thing we can say about it: Casting Megan Fox as a perpetually-sweaty and half-dressed prostitute is never a bad idea.
- Drew McWeeny