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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Movie Review -- DC Showcase: Jonah Hex

So, with the DC Comics DTV animated films, they've begun this new thing that I really like.  The series is called DC Showcase, and it's a series of animated short films focusing on some B- and C-list heroes from the DCU.  The latest one is on the DVD for Batman: Under the Red Hood, which I reviewed yesterday, so let's take a look at it.

DC Showcase: Jonah Hex

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos

Starring the voices of Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton, Jason Marsden, Michael Rooker, and Michelle Trachtenberg.  

Backstory:  Of course, Jonah Hex was chosen to be the next subject of the DC Showcase films.  He's a much-beloved character in the DCU, one of the few Western characters who has stood the test of time...and it ties in with big-screen version of Jonah Hex that hits theatres this summer.  What, you didn't see it?  Of course you didn't.  It sucked and was in theatres for barely two weeks.  Does this animated short clear Hex's good name?

Plot:  Jonah Hex rides into town, on the trail of an outlaw named Red.  Following a lead, he's brought to an unscrupulous prostitute named Madame Lorraine.  Will Hex be able to defeat Lorraine, find Red, and collect the bounty?

What I Liked:  Again, I am amazed at the big names DC is rounding up to voice these things.  We've got the Punisher and Sarah Conner doing voices in a 10-minute short film!  Crazy.  It's also got a nice sepia-tone look to make it feel more like the old west.  It's short, and it's action packed.

What I Didn't Like:  Too short!

Final Verdict:  I'm really liking this series, guys.  Keep it up!

4 Nibs

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