The Lone Ranger
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Occasionally entertaining but overlong and overly violent.
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Some people love it, some other hate it. As for me, I think it was a decent film. Although it is a little bit too long and you can feel it boring at some point, never less it has very good action moments and very good humor too. Johnny Depp as Tonto is quite excellent, some people say that he resembles with their other characters, I don't see it but anyway he steals the movie. The one I feel kinda weak as the Lone Ranger was Armie Hammer, he really doesn't convince me at all. In conclusion, I think The Lone Ranger was enjoyable and entetaining. The typical summer movie you want to see to spend a good time.
- barrys, Saturday, August 3, 2013
Johnny Depp sometimes hams it up as Tonto, who he plays as a Native American sacred clown or trickster figure. While the movie is a little long and Depp over acts at time, I enjoyed the great scenery of Monument Valley and seeing Armie Hammer become the Long Ranger. His sacred journey to becoming a spirit walker is full of magical realism which is so over the top that it can be distracting. However, I finally took this movie as a live action Disney cartoon, full of improbable events and yet very entertaining. Perhaps there is no way a movie that cost this much but satirizes American capitalism, can satisfy critics, but I found it fun and serious at the same time. Armie Hammer's transformation from tender foot to avenging spirit was believable to me but I still fondly remembers Clayton Moore when he was no longer allowed to wear the mask. But in today's world a Robin Hood type is still a good ideal to have. To all of us who long for more social justice in the world sometimes you have to put on the mask.
- matertenebraum, Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I don't rate films based on commercial success. If I did I'd be telling you that Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Harold and Maude, Fight Club, Blade Runner and The Shawshank Redemption were all terrible films. The Lone Ranger was being slated by people before anyone had even seen it and apart from not making as many billions as the studio had hoped, I can't see what is so bad about it. It does ramble on a bit but quite frankly show me a Western that doesn't. They're supposed to! Most 'blockbusters' do too these days. It could have been shorter and it was a little self-indulgent by Gore Verbinski but then this is what he does best. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer were both great in the lead roles and William Fichtner and Tom Wilkinson were perfect baddies. It had action, comedy, Adventure, great visual effects and a little bit of romance to boot. It is everything you could want from a summer blockbuster and an example of a remake/reboot done well. The fact that the Razzies gave it an award this year just shows you what little credibility they have.
- SirPant, Wednesday, March 5, 2014