Thursday, July 4, 2013

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger - PG13

Many of us know the story of the Lone Ranger and Tonto...as a kid, I enjoyed Clayton Moore's Lone Ranger.  This version provides the history of the Lone Ranger and his association with Tonto.  

During most of the story, I was concerned with Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger being too weak, but he eventually realizes the necessity of achieving justice.  

There is plenty of action, some of it pretty implausible.  The last 20 or 30 minutes has too much destruction...it distracts from the story.

  I expected Johnny Depp's Tonto to outshine Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger, but they were careful to not to bury the character of the Lone Ranger...they kept him the main focus of the story.  

Content warning: the outlaw they are pursuing is a cannibal, and that is insinuated in one scene.   

Overall, a pretty entertaining version of the Lone Ranger story.

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