Sunday, July 28, 2013

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger

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Origin stories are becoming a staple in today’s modern films, we have had some truly fantastic ones such as Batman Begins and some that simply fall flat like Green Lantern that made us, well, not give a crap. I am not surprised to say that The Long Ranger falls into the ladder half of that statement. With a two and a half hour running time, this live action cartoon tries way too hard to mimic the style of its past successors (Pirates of The Caribbean) that it just is painful to watch, at some points. 

 The Lone Ranger is a 2013 American western action film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and directed by Gore Verbinski. Based on the radio series of the same name, the film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the narrator of the events, and Armie Hammer as John Reid ( The Lone Ranger).

In 1939, an aged Indian in a museum display tells a story to a young boy dressed in Lone Ranger garb, complete with the mask.The boy stands wide-eyed as this storyteller twists a tale in a manner that is both confusing and grave. Flashing back, the storyteller relays that after an ambush by the blood-thirsty and extremely nasty Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) and his gang — which leaves all the Texas Rangers dead, including his brother — naive attorney John Reid (left for dead) dons a badge and a mask and joins forces with a slightly-off kilter Comanche called Tonto to seek justice; one man looks to take Cavendish to face the courts, the other to put him in a grave.  

Johny Depp plays as Tonto far too much like Jack Sparrow, with the same quirky demeanor, but because he does this so well, Tonto manages to appeal to us anyway. He is outlandish, audacious, and often a bit too nuts.

Hammer, who I love watching, is given a character that is one part intelligence, one part buffoon, and one part super hero (in part because of his wonderful, white steed, Silver). Often, however, his naivety and buffoonery overwhelm the other aspects, qualities that had me rolling my eyes several times.  Still, together they are good fun, even if they lack notable chemistry overall, and Hammer fills his boots with old-style Western flair.

We also get to see Cavendish, a man who kills without remorse and feeds on the hearts of his victims..

 The film is not bad at all ,it isn't much of what we expected but i grade it C+..

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