The Lone Ranger

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The Lone Ranger is the film adaptation of a 1930’s radio show and television series in The Lone Ranger 1the 1950’s. It is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law who dons a mask to fight injustice in the Old West.

The Lone Ranger 3In this film version the Lone Ranger’s sidekick Tonto, a Native American, takes the center stage and the story is told according to his eyes; the film is all about Tonto.

The Lone Ranger is a typical big summer movie with lots of action but with very thin storyline, no character development and at 2 hours 30 minutes is almost enough for 2 The Lone Ranger 2movies. The movie is not about storytelling but all about action for laughs; it is purely for entertainment although the cinematography and the train action during the first half are worth half of the price of the movie ticket.

The movie is a like a fun ride in the park with humorous moments. It is entertaining but not memorable; made purely to make money. It is full of expensive stunts and senseless killing and violence that most of it does not make sense.

The title of the movie is misleading; the central character is Tonto and not the Lone Ranger. The title should be changed to Tonto instead.

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Johnny Depp stars as Tonto, Armie Hammer as John Reid a.k.a. Lone Ranger, Tom Wilkinson as Latham Cole and William Fichtner as Butch Cavendish and Helena Bonham Carter has a minor role as red. Director by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the filmmaking team behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

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18 Responses to The Lone Ranger

  1. San Diego Fan says:

    I don’t understand why this movie failed or why critics did not like it, I saw it and liked it.

  2. Juan Hall says:

    On a scale of 1 to The Searchers , The Lone Ranger rates at about a 4 in terms of its depiction of American Indians. Is it blatantly racist and shameful? No. But the filmmakers don’t succeed in their effort to have it both ways. Depp’s attempt to be a “warrior” role model to all the American Indian kids lucky enough to watch him save the day fails—and for the simple reason that the original material is too entrenched in an essentially racist ideology. While the attempt to humanize Tonto—to turn him into a complicated, fully realized, respectable character—seems noble, and maybe even a step above what we normally expect from Hollywood, the movie doesn’t make a strong enough case for bringing him back from the past in the first place. The spirits of certain cultural figures are probably better left alone.

  3. bla bla bla says:

    What a waste of film.

  4. Patricia says:

    It is a good movie I liked it don’t understand critics sometimes.

  5. Clara says:

    I enjoyed The Lone Ranger and I don’t care what critics think, it is a good movie.

  6. martina says:

    I don’t understand why critics did not like this movie, it is well made, has story and very funny and entertaining too.

  7. maribeth says:

    This is so rotten movie, so long with so many violent carnage.

  8. kenneth says:

    This is a fun movie to watch what’s there not to like?

  9. gold price says:

    Tonto was played throughout the run by actor John Todd (although there were a few isolated occasions when he was replaced by Roland Parker, better known as Kato for much of the run of sister series The Green Hornet). Other supporting players were selected from Detroit area actors and studio staff. These included Jay Michael (who also played the lead on Challenge of the Yukon aka Sgt. Preston of the Yukon), Bill Saunders (as various villains, including Butch Cavendish), Paul Hughes (as the Ranger’s friend Thunder Martin and as various army colonels and badmen), future movie star John Hodiak , Janka Fasciszewska (under the name Jane Fae), Rube Weiss and Liz Weiss (a married couple, both actors in several radio and television programs in Detroit), and others. The part of nephew Dan Reid was played by various child actors, including Bob Martin , James Lipton and Dick Beals .

  10. Silver Price says:

    The Lone Ranger was never really a loner. By his side, through thick and thin, was the ever faithful Tonto. The justice-seeking duo is set to hit the big screen next year with Armie Hammer as the Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto.

  11. Yet Disney has caught flak for what some say is the perpetuation of stereotypes through a character that lacks any real cultural traits. Moviegoers will have to wait until July 3 to see how all this plays out on screen. For now, they’re getting a glimpse through movie trailers that have left them both optimistic and angry, and wondering to what extent the new Tonto portrays actual American Indians.

  12. Bob says:

    Too much action and production design but not enough story and character development. No wonder it tanked coz nobody went to see a purely action movie. Hollywood needs to be more creative in writing.

  13. Julie Mo says:

    It has very good production design but nothing else, lots of action but very thin story no wonder not many went to see it.

  14. r. jones says:

    I just loved it. You have to approach it as a campy movie. It is not serious, just for the laughs. Just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

  15. Yolly says:

    I love western movie and this one is great! Awesome over the top action scenes and the comedic moments add another clever dimension to the film. Loved it!

  16. martha says:

    Tons of funny moments and a somewhat good performance from Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Johnny Depp is funny as Tonto. The whole movie trhough is all for laughs. Too bad it cost cost much money to and not enough revenue.

  17. June Girl says:

    Fun and entertaining movie; Johnny Depp did an excellent job playing a humorous side of Tonto. But the movie is way too long with so many senseless killings.

  18. dana says:

    Visually beautiful but is very long. That’s it. This is not one of my favorite western movie. I would not spend almost 3 hours in a movie theater to watch this kind of movie.

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