Written July 04, 2013
The Lone Ranger was a great summer Movie to see. It is thoroughly entertaining and I enjoyed every minute of it. The movie did not parallel the characters in the original Lone Ranger television series but nonetheless it was action packed and very enjoyable. The acting was excellent, the directing and cinematography was excellent as well. The writing seemed to be geared for children as it was rated a PG-13 movie but while it was to violent a movie for children, it is an excellent movie for adults and be thoroughly entertained. I would definitely see this movie again.
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
Written October 27, 2014
It is as bad as advertised. I fought off common sense to prove the critics wrong. Well, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. This movie is just terrible! I felt bad having spent the money to see this. However, I felt worse about myself for judging the knucklebutts in the theater cackling and laughing at this dog. These must be the same people that drive slow in the left lane and keep their left blinker on for miles. In a word, ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!
Written May 06, 2015
Don't listen to critics...this was a great Depp movie! These two actors made a very good team. We were surprised at how much we enjoyed the movie, since ALL the critics were dumping on it, but we have learned NOT to listen to professional critics...they have seen too many movies, and just have to pick apart every performance instead of enjoying the movies. The movie made me laugh, cry, and now I'm using lines from the movie. Go See this Movie, and STOP listening to critics. Nelda B.
Written December 25, 2014
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.