A Meagre Bounty
Josh Brolin takes a break from the quality films he’s been turning out over the last couple of years (In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster, No Country For Old Men etc) to star in this forgettable piece of comic book fluff. Adapted from the DC Comics graphic novels by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga, Brolin’s Hex is a Civil War-era bounty hunter driven by revenge after his arch rival Quentin Turnball (John Malkovich) kills his wife and child and leaves him for dead. After his brush with the afterlife gives Hex the power to speak to the deceased, Hex uses his gift to track Turnball to a tumultuous final showdown.
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The third in the phenomenally successful Twilight franchise may well be the best of the series, but it’s still unlikely to win over any new fans. Still, if you’re already fond of inoffensive teen angst with a fantasy edge, there’s plenty to keep you happy here.
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The commentary with director Samuel Maoz is absolutely outstanding, bringing a personal perspective as he discusses his own wartime experiences hand in hand with the turbulent making of the movie.There are also essays on the conflict, but the commentary is the star of the show. 4 stars
Stars Reymond Amsalem, Ashraf Barhom, Oshri Cohen
Director Samuel Maoz
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Released August 23