The Lone Ranger - Movie Review

The Lone Ranger
It's a modern twist on an old American west classic 1950s television show, The Lone Ranger. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, fresh off 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, this new version features plenty of high-flying action and just enough comedy to make this a potential summer blockbuster.


Johnny Depp takes on the role of Tonto and delivers beautifully. Just as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates series, Depp is serious but offers just enough light-hearted comedy to have fans rolling in their seats. The main character, John Reid a.k.a. the Lone Ranger, is played by up-and-comer Armie Hammer. Hammer is best known for playing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. Tom Wilkinson, who played Ben Franklin in John Adams, plays Latham Cole while William Fichtner is Butch Cavendish and Helena Bonham Carter plays Red Harrington.


The movie is Tonto's recollection of how John Reid came to be the Lone Ranger. John Reid returns home from the city vowing Texas to be his home. The film begins with Reid being deputized as a Texas Ranger joining his brother in bringing order to the Old West. Eight Texas Rangers, Reid included, are brutally attacked in the Texas wilderness. Only one of the Rangers survives, miraculously. He is found by a Native American spirit warrior, Tonto. Tonto will nurture Reid back to health and band together with him in a fight for justice. The two attempt to find those responsible for the murders of Reid's fellow Rangers and fight all sorts of injustice along the way. As a result of his exploits, the Lone Ranger becomes a legendary hero.
The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger will be one of the summer's best films. A great story that many are familiar with coupled with serious fast-paced action make this a must-see. Depp alone is reason to see the movie. He is oddly comical as "Keemosabe's" right-hand man. With his trusty horse, Silver, the Lone Ranger and Tonto battle bandits and duel on fast-moving trains. The action is relentless and Depp leaves fans yearning for a sequel. Early in the movie after Tonto finds Reid alive, Tonto is found talking to Silver. Later, he shares with Reid that Silver has told him that Reid is a great warrior who cannot be killed. In typical Depp fashion Tonto states, "Something very wrong with that horse." It's another eccentric character played perfectly for Depp and treat for summer movie fans across the country.

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