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The Lone Ranger (2013)
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:28:37 pm »

I love westerns. Anyone that knows me (as well as those here on this forum) already knows this. But I wasn't entirely convinced that The Lone Ranger would work for a couple of reasons. First, it's being produced by the house of Disney and with Jerry Bruckheimer calling the shots (with all due respect to Gore Verbinski), the action was going to be over the top ridiculous. Even though I never intended to see this in the theater, I was concerned (but not shocked) that the movie was being ripped apart by Critics and moviegoers.

So, was it as bad as it's been made out to be? No. It's not horrible, but it's not great either (I swear I just used that same exact line to sum up Man of Steel). I think the biggest problem The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) suffers from is not knowing who's carrying the story. Even though the movie (story) is being told by Tonto (Johnny Depp), the film is split down the middle between him and Ranger. This isn't the best way to present a re-imagining of an old character last seen on the small screen 50 years ago....or however long ago it was. I did enjoy a good chunk of the movie, but I really didn't care for the 'jokes' that are inserted to put the exclamation point on a scene. Best part of the movie of course is the Train Chase that is so over the top ridiculous, which was something that I thought ruin the movie before seeing it. It's totally nuts and typical of what comes from Disney now, but I liked it. The ending did however p*ss me off. During the entire movie, I kept waiting (and hoping) that they would explain why a 100 year old Tonto is inside of a Museum display glass cage. We don't get any resolution there. And then he turns into a Crow and then flies off. And then mid-credits.....Old Tonto is walking through the desert. None of this made sense. Give me a resolution, damn it!

And speaking of the little kid that Tonto is telling the story to, anyone do a double take at who he looks EXACTLY like? This is probably what Paul Rubens (Pee-Wee Herman) looked like as a kid himself. Spitting image is uncanny. I say the movie is worth a Rent, but nothing more. One thing I gotta addressed on a technical standpoint, anyone else see and noticed the horrible color corrections throughout the movie? It was very bad!! Yikes!
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Re: The Lone Ranger (2013)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 08:29:01 pm »
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Re: The Lone Ranger (2013)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 10:21:01 pm »
I dug the movie WAY more than I thought I would, I was hesitant to see it but I'm glad I did (and I place this WELL above Man of Steel).  My issues with the movie are the following:

* There was WAY too much on the screen.  It felt like two or three movies' worth of setpieces jammed into one, and it felt convoluted as a result.  The vengeance throughline got pushed aside for the Indian massacre story to the train robbery storyline.  Too much.  WAY too much.

* Elliot and Rossio haven't stepped up their game.  The flick has all the hallmarks of everything else they've done, it's as good as those, but it hasn't grown or evolved and they didn't do anything interesting or different with it.  So it felt stale.

 

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