Monday, August 5, 2013

Movie - The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Stars: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer

Review by JoEllen Eisaman of The Movie Appreciation Club

Visions of a beautiful white stallion rearing up on it's hind legs to the powerful "William Tell Overture" and astride this magnificent animal should have been long-time hero, "The Lone Ranger." Instead we had a clumsy, not quite funny, sort of good guy in the 2013 movie version of this classic tale. For those who remember the television show, this film was almost agonizing. I say almost because even though many viewers were expecting famed actor, Johnny Depp, to play an indian version of "Pirate of the Carribean's" Jack Sparrow, we got an insightful albeit off-his-rocker, Tonto. As The Lone Ranger's faithful friend and fellow justice seeker, Depp showed incredible depth despite his attempt to be just the comic relief.
I still wouldn't go the the theater for this nor would I rent it but if it comes on television I guess you could be entertained if there were nothing better on.  My score is 4 out of 10.

Official Storyline:

Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.

The Movie Appreciation Club score was 6.39 out of 10

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