Thursday, July 11, 2013

Go See The Lone Ranger- Audiences Score it at 73% Awesome

Yeah, go see it. It's a fantastic movie. Shhh, ignore the reviews, they lie! Nope, hush. See it. Just go.

I'll be the first to admit I'm getting Johny Depp fatigue. It's not that he is a bad actor, it is mostly his crazy, diverse characters seem redundant and now charmless. But don't let him deter you from seeing The Lone Ranger. And don't let the critics deter you either. I think Depp deterred the critics and that's why it has bad reviews. Not because it is a bad film. Somewhere there is a collective mental grudge against Depp and or Disney's non-comic based tentpole movies. Also, I'm not a fan of Westerns. It's not really as Western. It is, but it isn't.

The movie was a great story. More story based than action based at moments, but that should never be considered a fault. It's an origin story about how the Lone Ranger became the Lone Ranger and on a parallel line, how Tonto became the Tonto to mentor and guide the Lone Ranger. I'm going to compare it to Zorro from the 90's with Antonio Banderas. I used to think the movie was slow and clunky and lacked action. Know why? Cause it was an origin story. But the fact is you can't have these characters without explaining, in depth, their motivations. And to compare Lone Ranger and Zorro, Lone Ranger is far more interesting and action packed.

If, in my opinion, (which reflects 73% of the audience) is that its a fun romp. It's not mindless, but it isn't complicated. But it's told with a sense of mystery as to where the audience becomes engaged and want to figure out the evil plot. And the villains... they are great villains. Classic yet original, creepy and yet you want more of them. The actions sequences are spectacular, especially the last 20 minutes when the William Tell Overture plays. Aside from John Carter (which also is a great movie according to audience scores) I've never wanted a sequel so much from a movie that most likely will not get one. UNLESS YOU GO SEE IT!

Some things to consider. It is violent. I'm not sure what age should go, it's your call. But it's not a PG Disney movie.

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