The Lone Ranger – 3 out of 5
I like The Lone Ranger but have you heard of The Lone Rangers? They’re awesome!
|Hmmm, never realized The Lone Ranger was so young.|
|Okay, the dude on the right is the creepy uncle that is no|
longer allowed at family get togethers.
|Spoiler Alert: The railroad tycoon is the umbrella. It's a strange movie.|
The critics and audiences haven’t been too kind with this one but I was pretty sold on it when I saw the first trailer. I really enjoy director Gore Verbinski’s work and have found the man can really make movies that are action packed, filled with colorful characters and have just the right amount of humor that keeps everything light and fun. In all honesty, despite some minor issues I had with The Lone Ranger, I have to go against the grain and disagree with the popular vote because I found the movie to be pretty enjoyable to sit through.
|Pictured: Me trying to escape after admitting that I disagree with the masses of the internet|
The only problems I had with the film comes from the fact it does feel a little longer than it should have been, so there are parts where the story tended to drag and there’s even a part of the film where it feels it should be wrapping up but it suddenly goes on a little longer. However, each time it started to drag, a really great action sequence or some funny moments between Tonto and Reid would start and the dip in pace no longer becomes an issue and only seems like a minor inconvenience.
|Another Spoiler Alert: His teeth stayed white the entire film.|
|When I wear a mask, I'm called a burglar. When he wears a|
mask, he's called a hero. It doesn't matter that I was caught
breaking and entering, my point is still valid.
|Legends often ride their horses through trains.|
|Tonto is literally staring through your computer screens right now|
and into your homes.
|Depp, shown here sharing a scene with another actress who is known for playing |
eccentric characters. That's right, Helena Bonham Carter played the horse.
(Bet you thought I was going to go for a Sarah Jessica Parker joke.)
I won’t deny that the film had some issues but none of them were successful in throwing me out of the film like how I get thrown out of the farmer’s market last week after diving into the broccoli stand and loudly proclaiming that I am the Broccoli King. Everything else about the film is amazing. Hammer and Depp make a very unique team on the screen and really had great chemistry together, while William Fichtner, an actor I am already a big fan of, is great as Butch Cavendish and he just looks all kinds of gross and terrifying in his make-up.
|Butch's face killed more people than his gun.|
|Another Spoiler Alert: They get decapitated at one point.|
|Everyone looks cool when they're on a horse and it does this.|