So, the tally comes in. Jonah Hex made $5.1 mil opening weekend. It's a bomb. And the spinning has started as to whose fault this is. And, although I understand she wasn't in the movie all that much, most of it is landing on the malnourished shoulders of Megan Fox. I'm starting to think her being pushed from the Transformers movie franchise might not have been her behavior. Fox has yet to anchor a single movie herself. The highest profile release, Jennifer's Body (oy, that was wretched), was an unmitigated failure. Now, this. Here comes that label, ready to attach itself like a lamprey to her.
Box office poison.
Fox is a comic book nut. She wanted to be a penciler before her acting took off (I stand corrected, she did not option Fathom. The folks at Aspen are quite chummy with her from her portfolio days and she is their #1 choice). And she apparently still thinks people want to see her 18 inch waist and slightly more expressive that a Madam Toussand's display acting chops in another comic book movie. She told Faux News in an interview that, if they ever make a Gen13 movie, she wants to play Rainmaker. That sound you hear is Jim Lee calling Wildstorm and giving them VERY specific notes.
Faux News made sure to imply Fox is a lesbian. Remember, folks, homosexuality is not a choice, IT'S A MARKETING GIMMICK!!!!
Usually, I have sympathy for actresses. Their careers in Hollywood are relatively short. For every exception like Sandra Bullock who starts late and keeps going, there are hundreds that get hot in their early twenties and become overlooked for the next young hot Maxim cover model. But I can't work up much sympathy for Fox. When Transformers fell in her lap, she could have leveraged that into something bigger. Instead, she is wasting the opportunity, and her time looks to be almost up.
I'd feel bad if she didn't spend so much time whining about she's too beautiful to be taken seriously as an actress (here, have a seat next to Jessica Biel). Maybe instead of looking for comic book movies that no one will call her for, she should refocus. Elizabeth Berkley has worked steady as an actress after the disaster of Showgirls. There are places still willing to hire Lindsay Lohan. Fox could make a run for it, but she has to put some real effort into it.