It's been updated, of course, which means the violence and sex is more expressively graphic, while it expands its horizons to consequences that extend as far as Washington, D.C.
Once a Confederate soldier, now a bounty hunter, Hex (Josh Brolin wearing a badly fried face, a "gift" from fellow Confed (John Makovich), is left both physically and emotionally scarred, sending him on an obsessive path to wreak ruin & death. Even supernatural elements occur to combine with Western ethics; not only does Hex kill a man once, but revives him just so he can kill him again - and then, it's on to destroy the capitol of the united nation he so bitterly despises.
As has been the trend of late, in a search for a nice, easy plot that isn't too difficult to follow, screenwriters Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor turn to a DC Comic book for their source - thus the broad strokes in character creation and plot definition.
This isn't the worst film to arrive on summer screens; it's just average and predictable. Jimmy Hayward knows how to direct a film with heavy oater overtones, managing to get fairly strong characters out of his cast. Oater music also here, from Marco Beltrami & Mastodon. An almost bearable waste of time. (Grade: C+)