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Never mind all the online trash talk - go see this and enjoy a fun ride brought to you by the same crew that gave you Disney's Pirates franchise. If you're over 55 or so, you'll get a major thrill when Rossini's Overture comes on. If you're into Westerns, you'll see lots of homages to specific films and you'll love the classic vistas and palette and devices. If you're into Film you'll also be delighted by the nods and references and connections. But anyone who just plain likes actions films should definitely have fun.
It does get a little weird because unlike Pirates, this story's set against a real-life, historical backdrop of some truly terrible and epic tragedies, right here, not that terribly long ago and the effects of which are still with us; and yet it's also modern and has some very funny moments. But again, just surf it and enjoy the view.
When was the last time you heard the audience applause when the movie ended? That is what happened for the Lone Ranger. I signed up to this web site for the sole purpose of writing a rebuttal to all those folks who were not capable of understanding the Lone Ranger film and to thank those who were socially and politically conscience enough to "get it".
The message was deep- or should I say Depp. Tonto represents the natural order of life (I know, what's natural about wearing a dead bird on your head...) but the bird has always been symbolic of soul. In this case, the soul, which he continues to feed, despite its dead appearance. The Ranger represents society in all its amorphous naivete. The rich and powerful railroad guys control industry, government, military (and apparently movie critics). They are representative of the military/industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about. Thus you have "nature" informing "social structure" about the inherent dangers of power and greed and subsequent loss of individual liberty.
All this, with exciting action, great costumes, funny jokes,... what's not to love? Frankly, I don't understand what you one-star folks were hoping to find, or just unable to see.
This film was GREAT! Go see it.
After reading everyone review I think this is what happened. This movie was dead before it left the writers. I would like to think JD fought hard to keep to the true identity of the LR,and not make him carry the movie...when does the sidekick EVER get listed first in the credits!?!
So JD is FORCED to carry the movie from the position of sidekick tonto/Sparrow,who was bleeding straight through Tonto. and made it look like overacting. typecast entertainment from the sidekick is not a good idea. Better chance make JD revive the character in "Once Upon a time in Mexico" and proper LR character support from the writers and it had a chance. JD was meant to be the start of the movie...and expected to do it from a sidekick position. Experiement Failed.
Moreover there was no way of getting a A list actor (Daniel Craig) or even Channing Tatum to play opposite of JD tono because it would take focus and credibility away from JD
During the movie I really enjoyed the scenery because I couldn't stand to watch the movie, All I could think of was "This is how Will Smith screwed up Wild Wild West...exactly the same." James West and LR were solid men's men. not unsure of themselves, not a comedian.
Writers and producers wrote these two movies to showcase what they they felt people would PAY to see JD acting like sparrow and Will Smith being will smith. Totally ignore the fact people wanted to see a Lone Ranger or Jim West movie.
It was a shame. Brace Beamer with his strong baratone, follow me voice is turning over in his grave like a rotissary chicken. Buckhimer should have stuck to the TV formula that made these characters great. Get different actors that fit the characters better. If JD or WS need an ego film to make and show how great they can stereotype their acting go invent a knock off movie. but they both killed these two otherwise great franchise and I don't think any one will ever again make a movie for these two storied legendary western franchises. Hollywood has not screwed up Gunsmoke yet perhapse thats next. make Matt Dillion us Marshall a slapstick comical character that can bearly hold a gun.
What a missed opportunity to make a "REAL" Lone Ranger movie. I would give anything to see an authentic Lone Ranger movie using todays movie making tools. It would be awesome, on the other hand they blew millions they are not going to get back, left most everyone that knows the real Lone Ranger sad and disappointed.
I was so hurt and disppointed over this movie. When I saw the trailer to the movie, I went home and got out my DVDs of the old television version of the Lone Ranger to show my 15 year old son. I was telling him how I grew up watching the Lone Ranger. My son thought the movie was very entertaining on the other hand I wanted to walkout. Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors, but I did not like the portrayal of Tonto or the Ranger by Hammer.
to the 'popcorn summer movie comment'. not what i wanted to see from remake of the LR.
i wanted a little more True Grit/Tombstone.
Entertaining but the movie seemed confused as stated above. the fact that filming on this stopped in 2011, is a red flag.
Decent just not great, matinee or Netflix
Very good movie . It was funny, action packed and told from a different slant. To me, this was a happy surprise because I knew the old movie. I loved what they did and Depp absolutely pulled it off! In previews of his costume I thought it was weird but he was Great!!!
I'm writing this review because I would like to refute what is being negatively said about this movie. My wife and I, despite the negative reviews, went to see "The Lone Ranger" on a sunny summer afternoon. We left the movie scratching our heads trying to figure out what all the negativity is about. This movie doesn't pretend to be your grandfathers Lone Ranger....nor does it even look like your fathers Lone Ranger, this is a complete reboot of the series that deserves a break. After all this is a popcorn summer movie and it was a lot of fun! There are some stretches of imagination that are required to make this movie work but what the heck, it's summertime and that's just fine by me. Tonto explains that "nature is out of balance" and that goes a long way in justifying many of the weirder events. The length of the movie is a bit long but I can even forgive that as it is summertime. Enough said?
Very disappointing film -- flashy, incoherent, rambling. Good actors but they didn't have any material worth performing. I'd like to see Johnny Dep play more meaty roles. I think ever since Pirates, he's gotten himself type caste in silly roles and Tonto was one of the worst.