The Lone Ranger

2013 At the movies August 2013 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the August 2013 Edition

DIRECTOR: GORE VERBINSKI

STARS: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

I hate to admit that I am old enough to remember the television series from my childhood. The Lone Ranger was a hero who swooshed in on his white horse ‘Silver’ and Tonto was his native sidekick always there to help him out and save the day for victims of villainous characters.

This story tells of how it all began. Now, of course with new technology, crazy stunts and gruesome violence, you may not want to take small or young children. Though the story comes across somewhat ‘tongue in cheek’ the altercations are pretty realistic. It’s an average film but looks great on the screen.

The film was fun particularly given the characterization of Tonto by Johnny Depp, whom I consider one of the better character actors nowadays. He had me laughing a number of times throughout the movie. I think the younger set will love it in particular.

The sets, staging and costuming are all excellent and I can say the movie is overall quite entertaining.

IMDB gives this movie a rating of 6.7/10 based on 22,228 user votes.

 

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