The Lone Ranger - Review

When you go in to see The Lone Ranger, you may already know that it's two-and-a-half hours long, and that it's been made by the same maestros of noisy bombastic overkill (producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinksi) who brought us the Pirates of the Caribbean series. You may know that it's based on a noble-masked-man legend so square, rickety, and out-of-date that when the last big-screen version of it appeared, in 1981, the material already seemed like it was from another century. Yet even though I knew all of that, and I'm no big fan of the Pirates films (I didn't even like the original, ''restrained'' one), the fact that Johnny Depp is playing Tonto, the Lone Ranger's poker-faced Comanche warrior/sidekick, was enough to give me a tingle of anticipation as the opening credits rolled. READ MORE...

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