“THE LONE RANGER” Movie Review. An Unlikely Duo bonds in this goofy classic Western.
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I daresay that I’ve been a real big fan of the LONE RANGER comics during my formative years.
And I did look forward to the screening of this latest classic western re-make to jolt my memory of yesteryears. Growing up is hard to do.
The LONE RANGER is a fabled masked character who, with his American Indian pal TONTO fights the lawless in the great wild West. He goes on to become the endearing icon of the American culture.
This film title may be “THE LONE RANGER”, but it is truly JOHNNY DEPP in a stirring performance as TONTO the stern-faced Red Indian that steals the thunder in almost every scene from his goofy masked screen partner.
Little wonder why the feature has not been named “TONTO” instead.
This one is the re-imagining of this new “feel good” Western that is nice, warm and entertaining, shooting its way to your heart and mind.
Go for it.
The producer is JERRY BRUCKHEIMER and the film director is GORE VERBINSKI. The pair is the formidable team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Who is THE LONE RANGER?
He is John Reid (ARMIE HAMMER). After completing a law degree, Reid returns to his hometown, Colby, Texas, to become the city’s government prosecutor.
However, when his brother, Dan (JAMES BADGE DALE), is brutally slain by the notorious outlaw Butch Cavendish (WILLIAM FICHTNER) Reid realizes that some criminals operate above of the law and he turns to a different form of justice as a masked vigilante.
Is “THE LONE RANGER” an action flick or a quirky comedy?
It is both, so you have a fine blend of both worlds.
Here’s a crackling, high energy Western that delivers from start to finish.