Written May 30, 2016
Didn't understand the press panning the movie until I had the misfortune to watch it.
What strange medication was the director under the influence of to think that the Lone Ranger should be played as a buffoon through most of the movie.
The movie had a potential to be a great Summer blockbuster; instead it only proved to be a big waste of film....
Written October 21, 2014
We really enjoyed this movie. It was funny and creative. The one liners were making everyone laugh out loud. It is lighthearted and takes you away from the everyday realities of our world. With all of the bad news we hear everyday, it's nice to be able to watch a movie that is just meant to entertain. I don't which character was funnier - Tonto or Silver. LOL. It is very different from the original "Lone Ranger", but when you realize that it is not meant to be, that it is just for fun, sit back, enjoy it, and have a good laugh..
Written February 14, 2016
Not sure why there were so many negative reviews. We brought the family including two boys under 10 and had a great time. Movie buffs will appreciate the subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the Pirates of the Caribbean series. But I think the movie holds it's own as a fun summer Big Movie. Plot holes? Yes. Improbable outcomes and scenarios? Of course. Just like in any Bond film. But on the whole a big, fun summer movie. Time to feed the crow!
Written August 03, 2015
I wasn't expecting it to be brilliant - it was ok. I grew up with this story so I was alittle disappointed to see Tonto portrayed like an Indian Jack Sparrow - Tonto was proud and was a warrior, not a fool.
Why do film makers have to mess with the story and characters - can't they just keep it simple?
All in all I was disappointed.
Written May 24, 2015
The critics in advance of this movie's release were needlessly harsh I thought. The movie was a lot of fun, the action was just right without being 2 hours of explosions, and Depp-Hammer had good chemistry together, the music is rousing along with the well known "Lone Ranger Theme" ("William Tell Overture" by Rossini).
The story is set around the time of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad with crooked politicians in bed with criminals presenting themselves as legitimate businessmen whereas the good men are the outlaws (Reid and Tonto). It's interesting watching Reid doggedly pursue justice via the law and not killing even when all those around him are perfectly willing to take a life.
For those critical of Depp, they should look into the painting his appearance was based on first. In the movie, he is thoroughly entertaining and a great part of this old west dynamic duo.
This is definitely a case where you should go enjoy a fun summer flick