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 September 25, 2016
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 August 24, 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 May 27, 2016
Johnny Depp does a really good job putting life into Tonto's character, and plays him with a mix of seriousness and above all, fun. Depp has great lines, outstanding facial expressions and timing, and a good part to play. The screenwriter definitely liked him best. The story line deviates substantially from the original, confusing with lots of competing strings along the way. The Lone Ranger part was disappointing - hated to see that it was not done as a heroic figure, but as a spoof of that original character.. Silver is the star though - he had the best impossible and implausible action scenes, and he just kept showing up in most unusual situations. The (mostly) New Mexico scenery is amazing - good location shots - made you feel as if you were in the old west. A side problem is that since almost all of the bad guys wore scraggly beards, and the good guys just had neater beards, it wasn't always easy to tell the characters apart. Go see it. You'll have some fun with It.
Written August 25, 2016
I almost didn't go because of the movie review in the Boston Globe , but my son wanted to see it and we got a 2 for 1 deal so I said ok. If you grew up in the 50s -60s you might like it too! it was hilarious!! I like Johnny Depp and he totally becomes TONTO. It's not a great literary film but just a fun summer movie. It was definitely better than I expected.