So I finally saw Disney’s, “The Lone Ranger” last night w/ Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. I never saw this film in theater ’cause I was skeptical of it. So I waited for DVD rental on it. I rented it through Netflix. I wanted to see the new, “Lone Ranger” flick ’cause I used to be a huge fan of the original TV show when I was a kid. Used to watch the show a lot.
After seeing the film last night… I was very surprised. The film was actually pretty good. Not as bad as the critics made it out to be. The film was watchable and very entertaining all the way through. Told a good story, and acting was good. It was a nice homage/tribute to the Lone Ranger legacy which is the whole point of the film. It was faithful to the Lone Ranger.
My only disappointment is Johnny Depp playing Tonto, the Indian. I don’t agree with Johnny playing an Indian. Tonto should have been played by an Indian actor, not an America. That’s the only part of the movie that didn’t make any sense to me but other than that, the movie was fine. I didn’t get bored watching this one.
The script was good and the action was a blast. This is an introduction to the John Reid and Lone Ranger story. I’m glad Disney made this movie ’cause in today’s generation, not a lot of people know who the Lone Ranger is. That character deserves to get known again. I know the Lone Ranger first made it’s debut on radio back in the 1930’s, though.
This was surprisingly a good film. You should definitely check this one out for sure.
And the film looks like garbage too. What a disappointment! Typical Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. I was hoping the film would be more like the classic TV series, but of course, Hollywood have to make this an action movie with high tech cinematography. This looks like it might be a wait for rental kind of thing for me.
EDIT TO ADD: And having Johnny Depp playing Tonto is pretty offensive, they need an actual Indian to play that character.
A director has been found for, “The Lone Ranger”, set to return to the big screen. Mike Newell has been signed to direct this legendary character. If you don’t know who he is, his previous work includes films such as “Harry Potter and the Goblets of Fire”, “Donnie Brasco”, “Pushing Tin”, and he’s currently filming “Prince of Persia” that stars Jake Gyllenhaal.
Johnny Depp is already set to play Tonto the Indian for, “The Lone Ranger”, an actor hasn’t been found for the Ranger just yet. Rumours going around that the Ranger could be no one other than George Clooney.
More on it here:
Look like Johnny Depp is going to be one busy man in Hollywood!
He is not only confirmed to star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, he is also set to return for “Pirates of the Carribean 4” to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow once more. He is also set to star in “The Lone Ranger” remake.
More blockbusters for Johnny. I thought Disney was done with the Pirates of the Carribean films? I thought wrong.
I loved the first Carribean movie, hated the second one, and didn’t even see the third one yet. I lost interest in the Carribean flicks. If the 4th one gets my attention enough, I might see it in theater depending on how good it looks. I’m not such a fan of those movies anymore.
Screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio who were writers from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films is in final negotiations with Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer in bringing the famous “The Lone Ranger” back to the big screen.
“The Lone Ranger” first began as a radioshow back in the 1930’s, the popularity of “The Ranger” led to movies, TV shows, cartoons, comics, toys, and more.
The character once hit the big screen in 1981 in a movie titled “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” starring Klinton Spilsbury as the Ranger but the movie failed big time in the box office. In 2003, a TV movie of the Lone Ranger was aired but that failed in the TV ratings as well.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
I’m sure Disney will do a great job so America can care about the character again. It’s Disney, those people don’t mess around.
As long as they don’t get Antonio Banderas as the Lone Ranger in the new film, I’ll go see it.