Written September 21, 2014
Imagine being the very last speaker of your language and that all your people had been hunted and killed. That is what happened to the Native American called Ishi, who, after years of hiding out in remote hills of California, walked out into "civilization". What happened? anthropologists studied him and even put him on display in a glass case on Sundays in the museum on the campus of UC Berkeley.
In this remake of the much watched tv show, a young boy in a museum witnesses the old Indian in a diorama come alive. it's a metaphor for the Euroamerican desire to know the people whose civilization they disrupted, and a riff on any kid's ability to make the imaginary real.
But although the movie is framed by the Indian in the glass case, all that transpires once he exits his glass world is funny, wry, and smart. Tonto isn't just the sidekick, he is the twisted, all too human intellect behind the heroic acts that the handsome, naive Ranger attempts. it's a rollicking adventure. Go.
Written March 05, 2015
I don't know what the critics are talking about. It was fun, entertaining and I liked it a lot. Sure it was kind of campy in a few places, but all in all I'd say GO!!
Written April 25, 2015
LOVED IT! Great Entertainment, Acting, Directing, Cinematography, Writing... ! Incredible Stunt work. For All ages, but Adults will get more of the tonge and cheek humor. Feel good movie of the summer.
Written December 27, 2014
If you dont like jonny depp you wont like this movie
I like jonny depp's movies and thought this was awesome
it was well written and funny and keep you guessing throughout
well done jonny and cast, keep up the good work!
Written December 26, 2014
We loved it; we laughed and we reminisced. So you can tell our ages.
It was violent but CLEAN; no unnecessary sex and none or very little dirty language.