Written July 04, 2013
Going in I had never seen a single second of any of the original Lone Ranger because westerns were just never my thing & most likely never will be but this version is truly something special. I was really worried about the run time because like I previously stated watching over two hours of something I'm not all interested in could be a death wish. Luckily I was wrong as the film was set a pretty good pace & kept me from checking the time every 5 minutes. What I really liked about it is the fact that Disney didn't try to make it too kiddy. I mean don't get me wrong it's definitely kid appropriate but as adult I appreciate actually seeing the result of a gun battle versus being told what happened leaving it to my imagination. Also, Johnny Depp is great as always & has his funny one liners to along with it. I would recommend this movie to everyone
Written July 07, 2013
This movie was pure entertainment. I agree with other reviews that it was a bit too Disney. That said: Johnny Depp was right on mark with his typical quirky characterization. Great special effects with the horse Silver. Awesome villain. And Armie was very well suited as the reluctant hero. While there was much action - a few places did drag. Do go see this and ignore the professional critics.
Written July 05, 2013
What a great romp! Exciting scenes, lots of action, funny situations & lines when you least expect them. Only 2 problems I note: one is a very early in the movie gory, graphic scene with Butch Cavendish eating the heart of a live human. Necessary? I don't think so. The whole premise of Cavendish enjoying cannabalism mentioned more than once, in my opinion, does not justify the PG 13 rating & should have been left out. Secondly, the very long action at the end. This movie was long enough by the time you get to this part so the continual stretching seemed unwarranted. Movies today seem hung up on these long-winded endings. Despite these two points, the acting was superb., especially by the norses hired to play "Silver". Depp proved his prowess yet again in the role of Tonto. Great comedic timing in his lines & expressions. Hammer surprised me in this role , although the title character, truly second place to the Noble Savage. Go see this! Fun!
Written July 24, 2014
If nothing else, the Lone Tonto proves an important point: the Ranger premise can only support up-to 30-minutes of content, as demonstrated by the nostalgia for the predecessor TV series. Sadly, you are forced to sit-through a 2-hour movie before reaching this point.
Written July 31, 2014
This show is a little dark in places but with some action violence as expected in most westerns. The story line is more detailed in how the Ranger becomes the Lone Ranger vs the original TV show. Over all I liked the move enjoyed Depp's performance. It kept me entertained through the whole movie. I say go see it. I would give it 3 out of 4 stars.