Why is warner brothers failing to promote Jonah Hex

#1 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

It could be a good movie, sure the trailer looks silly, and Jonah Hex was likely one of the more unrealistic choices to go when it came to making a movie based off a dc character, none the less it could succeed if Warner brothers bother to promote the darn thing.

#2 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Woops make that the Jonah Hex Movie.

#3 Posted by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

They probably dont think its going to be a hit. Lets face it: Not many outside the comics community know who Hex is. He's not a household name, and western movies(especially ones with supernatural overtones) are not that popular right now. Plus, to me, the movie doesn't look to good so far. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Hex fan, but it just does not look good. Plus, Megan Fox is in it, and her acting skills lower the movie at least 50 points for me
#4 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I might give it a shot when it comes out. Then again I pretty much go to the movies every week over the summer so there's a good chance. But yeah I hope DC isn't pinning their movie hopes on Hex. Like if it doesn't do well they better not cancel any other movies they just haven't told us about yet. Though if it does well they really gotta step up and give us Wonder Woman and Flash.

#5 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah but if they at least bother to promote it at all (Which they haven't), then maybe it could actually get somewhere.

#6 Posted by Tobias Leitner (150 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno about westerns not being big right now. I think it's quite the opposite, what with Red Dead Redemption coming out on Tuesday, and... OK, maybe westerns aren't the next big thing yet... But I want them to be. I'll give the movie a chance.

#7 Posted by captaincold1 (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently WB doesn't mind wasting money.

#8 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I wasn't aware of that before.

#9 Posted by captaincold1 (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Well they generally promote their stuff well. 

#10 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Not always.

#11 Posted by captaincold1 (98 posts) - - Show Bio
@danielddavis said:
" Not always. "
Clash of the Titans did quite well. 
#12 Posted by War Killer (20251 posts) - - Show Bio
@biggkeem89 said:
" They probably dont think its going to be a hit. Lets face it: Not many outside the comics community know who Hex is. He's not a household name, and western movies(especially ones with supernatural overtones) are not that popular right now. Plus, to me, the movie doesn't look to good so far. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Hex fan, but it just does not look good. Plus, Megan Fox is in it, and her acting skills lower the movie at least 50 points for me "
Heck, I read comics, but even I don't know really anything about him.

#13 Posted by Jessica Baby (49 posts) - - Show Bio

im looking forward to Jonah Hex, Josh Brolin is a hottie :D

#14 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11265 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't read, or have red any of the Hex series, however the trailer I watched on CV did give me something to maybe read the 1st issue. And being DC I'll go and see it regardless.

#15 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright here goes nothing.

#16 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

i think it's going to blow me away.

#17 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio
@danielddavis: Because Batman or Superman isn't in the title.
#18 Edited by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nova`Prime`: 
Actually I quite aware of that, Warner Bros pretty much fails when it comes to making/ promoting a comic book film that isn't Batman and occasionally Superman.
#19 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio
@danielddavis: I figured the obvious had to be stated.
#20 Posted by bingbangboom (746 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it will do that well in theaters, just not sure how well it will stack up with the competition. Seems like it would have been better as a late summer movie where there is very little for it to go against. It goes up against Toy Story 3 with A-Team the week before. I figured that A-Team will have around a 10-15 Mil in it's second week after a really good first week. Toy Story 3 will do crazy numbers which will leave Hex at possibly lower than A-Team so it debuting at No. 3 which is why the budget for marketing isn't ramping up till the June where they can get it into peoples minds. Figure spend the money for people who don't want to see Toy Story 3 and may have already seen A-Team for their action movie fix. Also none of the actors have really headlined an action movie. Plus it is a western which is the last time they had a movie like that it was Wild Wild West with Will Smith, they don't have Will Smith. Megan Fox didn't do well with her last movie either as far as trying to carry it, Megan's Body. 
 
So, expect marketing blitz in June where it will be more focused. $50 Mil budget means it is a low budget big budget movie, so if it at least makes $50 Mil in 3 weeks, it should be alright.
 
http://www.themovieinsider.com/movie-releases/june/2010/     
 

 Friday, June 4
Get Him to the Greek  Wide
Killers  Wide
Marmaduke  Wide
Ondine  Limited
Rajneeti  Limited
Splice  Limited
 Friday, June 11
The A-Team  Wide
The Karate Kid  Wide
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky  Limited
Wild Grass  Limited
Winter's Bone  Limited
 Friday, June 18
Jonah Hex  Wide
Toy Story 3  Wide
Cyrus  Limited
I Am Love  Limited
The Killer Inside Me  Limited
 Friday, June 25
Grown Ups  Wide
Knight and Day  Wide
Restrepo  Limited
 Wednesday, June 30
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 
#21 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah good point.

#22 Edited by mistrx75 (207 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a good question.  Seems like it took them forever to get this trailer out.

#23 Posted by bingbangboom (746 posts) - - Show Bio
@mistrx75: I think part of the movie's problem is that it doesn't really know what it wants to be. If they just made the movie just a pure western with these sci-fi elements, it would have been really cool. Instead we are getting more of a Hellboy type of movie, and I loved Hellboy, but this I am not digging. Even the logo and promotional work looks too modern along with the look and feel of the movie.
#24 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

And yet so far off.

#25 Posted by bingbangboom (746 posts) - - Show Bio

Called it... did worse than I thought. I thought their maybe a possibility of the movie making it's budget back in 3 weeks... I highly doubt that and it will likely be dropped from many movie theaters next week or just smaller showings. Between Knight & Day, Grownups and last movies like Toy Story 3, Shrek 4, Karate Kid and A-Team, it wont really have many spots to make much money back. I would also expect that this movie will be rushed to DVD and blu-ray, for a September release which is pretty much a quick turn around.

#26 Posted by danielddavis (105 posts) - - Show Bio

Typically WB batman Bull.

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