THE LONE RANGER (MOVIE REVIEW)
When I think of The Lone Ranger, obviously you think of Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. It may be unfair to compare but it’s only natural. If this was simply a western with a Cowboy and Indian team, despite its flaws you mat enjoy more. But, when you call it The Lone Ranger, there are expectations. This is no different for Superman fans with Man Of Steel or Batman with any of the Dark Knight films. The Lone Ranger for so many was a simple of strength and nobility. He believed in justice and wasn’t filled with self doubt. In a nutshell, this is what you get with Armie Hammer’s portrayal of the masked man. Is it his fault? Nope. I place the blame solely on director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Neither seem to care enough about the character to tell a good action filled origin story. They even changed the meaning of the word Kemosabe in exchange for a laugh. In keeping up with a theme within the film, that’s a bad exchange.
|Depp as Tonto and Hammer as The Lone Ranger|
THE LONE RANGER **1/2 (out of 4)