When it comes to Megan Fox movies, the good reviews are few and far between. Sure, Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were huge box office success stories. But they didn’t fare too well with critics. The same can be said for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But there is one movie that the actress is particularly ashamed of. She hates the movie so much, in fact, she’ll never show it to her kids. Heck, she wishes no one in the world ever saw it!
What is this movie we speak of? You won’t be surprised to learn the title. It was a movie so showered with negative reviews, it barely stayed in theaters for more than a week. And it could have easily derailed the entire DCEU line-up that we currently see flourishing with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, this movie is so embarrassing, she can barely speak its name. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, she had this to say when she explained that her two children won’t be allowed to watch some of her films until they are much, much older.
“It would be nice to make some things that they can see, yeah, because something like Jennifer’s Body I’m not going to let them see for a long time. Something like Jonah Hex I’m not going to let them see ever, no one should ever see that movie.”
With a budget of $47 million, the DC Comics adaptation Jonah Hex was barely able to crawl past $10 million at the box office when it opened in 2010, and its international box office was practically nil. The character hasn’t been completely scrubbed away. While Warner Bros. isn’t planning another Jonah Hex movie anytime in the near future, the cowboy is returning soon on The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, where he will be a recurring character.
Megan Fox went onto reveal that her next movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which arrives this summer, actually saw rewrites and was readjusted to make it a much more family friendly movie. As it turns out, she isn’t the only one ashamed of Jonah Hex, though.
Apparently, leading man Josh Brolin isn’t a fan either. He believes the movie should have had a way smaller budget. And he claims one of the major problems with the production of the movie is that they had to shoot 66 pages of rewrites in just 12 days. The movie was followed by Green Lantern in 2011, another DC bomb for Warner Bros. After these two movies, the entire DC slate had to be dismantled, resurrected and completely retooled, with Man of Steel paving the way in 2013, setting the stage for last weekend’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With her stake already claimed in a DC Comics movie, who knows if Megan Fox will ever return to the superhero genre. Perhaps she will seek out even more family friendly movies now that she has two little kids to show them too. What do you think? Is Megan Fox right in being ashamed to show anyone in the world, let alone her kids, Jonah Hex? Or do you have a soft spot for this bizarro Western?