Plot: Tonto recalls the story of how his first adventure with the Lone Ranger.
Review: So the lone ranger movie is here and guess what? It’s not as bad as you think it. The only problem is it’s still not good. The movie is pretty much split into two parts and it seems most people like the second part. But I found myself liking the first two hours better than the last one. Overall you won’t kill yourself watching this but you will find yourself asking “what were they thinking” more than once! Let’s take a look at the lone ranger!
SPOILERS So I was never off a fan of The Lone Ranger so I wasn’t really excited or unexcited for this. But I went to see it after all the noise about it and how bad it was. Maybe cause I was expecting something, I wasn’t as annoyed as I thought. Tonto is a fun character and they explain why he talks like that. As for Johnny Depp playing him, hey my great grandfather was Iranian. So if someone asks me if I am I will say yes. So that didn’t bother. It does make you think why he didn’t just play the Ranger but I guess he wanted to play Tonto. So the story, while dark but not any darker than say Pirates, was enjoyable and the characters had good chemistry. The problem being that at the end for the whole 20 minute finale, they play the lone ranger music. The old timey lone ranger music FOR TWENTY minutes. It just sucked me out of the film. The music may have worked in another film. A more tongue in cheek version like last year’s 21 jumpstreet. But that’s not this film. This film has spent 2 plus hours convincing us to take it seriously. So you do that at the end, you divide the audience. Between the people that wanted it to be a fun romped film that are getting what they want and the people that are watching the film on screen that are embarrassed by what the director chose to do at the end.
I think the problem goes down to choices. As I stated earlier, I don’t think anyone had said no. I mean Pirates made millions of dollars, The Lone Ranger is a beloved franchise and Johnny Depp is box office Gold. So Disney figured they knew what they were doing. But when you end up with is three people fighting for three different films ( The Fans, Johnny Depp and director, Gore Verbinski.) Sure you can pick the one you enjoyed the most but you have to sit through two other films and those films suck.
Trivia: The first radio broadcast of the Lone Ranger was in 1933.