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The Lone Ranger



And now, Walt Disney Picture's Presents


Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Sparrow Goes West

 

A.K.A. The Lone Ranger



This movie is as I expected.

Without a doubt, this is one of the worst western movies ever made. The "Wild Wild West" of 2013.

"Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp make for an appealing pair of leads, but they're not enough to make up for The Lone Ranger's bland script, bloated length, and blaring action overkill." Courtesy of RottenTomatoes.

But now My opinion on the movie.

Yes I saw it and as I expected, was disappointed in it. The movie was too long, the screenwriting was ludicrous and, clearly they're trying to turn Tonto into another Captain Jack Sparrow which obviously doesn't work. Though this movie would be quite entertaining at some parts, but in the end, it is one hot mess, an entertaining one, but still a mess. And what's also obvious is that clearly Disney is trying to strike gold like they did with the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which is something they're incapable of doing anymore. Another problem is this movie is way too long for it to be an action movie. Of course the action is entertaining but it's not all about the action. It's not. The story is a little bit all too analogous with "Pirates of the Caribbean". 
This is the problem which showed this movie had no relation to the original TV show, except for William Tell's Overture, but that's it. And the character Tonto in the movie is Jack Sparrow in Indian form while the original is completely different, more regal.

This movie also caused me to loose hope in the upcoming Star Wars movies which I know are going to be bad according to this movie. Though I can't really judge it yet, but I can judge it by it's trailer, which hasn't in this time been released yet. I thought them buying marvel was bad, but the reason why Marvel is doing such a good job is because Disney is staying out of their way... People don't seem to understand that, they always tell me. "They bought marvel and they're doing a good job, get your fact's straight." Uh I do have my facts straight. Disney is staying out of their way and letting them work with Paramount to make good movies. Disney does distribute them, but they have no involvement in the making of the movies, and it should stay like that. If Disney were involved with the making of "The Avengers" instead of paramount, then "The Avengers" would not be the good movie as it is today. Sorry but that's the truth.

And it can't get any worse than this. Oh wait a minute, it can. As of July 10th, 2013 the film has grossed to a disappointing $81,955,778 out of a budget of $250 Million, making this movie a complete box office flop. It has also been compared to "John Carter" another big-budget Disney film that failed commercially.

But keep in mind that this dosen't mean it's the end of the western genre. It's just that this movie alone is clearly not a good movie. Just because this movie performed poorly, doesn't mean the western genre is over. "Django Unchained" was a western genre and it performed wonderfully at the box office, and received critical acclaim. I of course loved it too. Western movies can still be made if they're done correctly. Clearly this one was not done correctly.

It's just that this shows that Disney is clearly incapable of making good live-action movies anymore. They should go back to what their mostly good at. Animated movies.

Anyways back to this movie, well, I don't have to say anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if this movie won a Razzie award for "Worst Sequel/Ripoff". If in fact the award went to "Grown Ups 2" for worst sequel, then I would be expecting Johnny Depp to win "Worst Supporting Actor" if not nominated at least.
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:iconmissjenniferlynn:

It's such a shame...if they'd tried to be a little truer to the original character of the Lone Ranger (and kept the budget within reason), this could have really been something.

 

My own verdict is...if it were a stand-alone movie, an entirely new thing, it wouldn't be so bad. But as an adaptation of The Lone Ranger, it left more than a bit to be desired.

 

(Can someone tell me why it's okay to portray Captain America as a straight-up idealistic hero, but the Lone Ranger must be played for laughs? Cap's values and morals are quite similar to those of the Ranger.)

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:icondrock625:
EXACTLY, this movie was just so bad, there were parts that are not relevant to the story this movie obviously should've been cancelled when its budget started to rise out of control to a staggering $250 million.

Maybe I don't know. Adaptations can be good sometimes, and westerns need to be done correctly, clearly this movie wasn't done correctly.


(Well, the difference between Marvel and Disney is that, Marvel ROCKS at making live action superhero movies, and Disney sucks at live action in general which leaves me in doubt of the next Star Wars movies. Because from this, and John Carter? Star Wars is doomed.)

The Lone Ranger used to be an American Icon, but now it's an imbecile goofball whom we can no longer take seriously anymore. This movie completely destroyed that American Icon.

R.I.P. The Lone Ranger
Forever you will be in our hearts as an American Icon.
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2wingo Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I bet that Ojibwa woman who adopted Johnny Depp is having second thoughts right about now.
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swarlock64 Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suspected as much. I remember the last time they tried to resurrect The Lone Ranger too as a movie with another company too.

It shouldn't have anything to do with how much Star Power you throw into it and how big the budget is. It still all comes down to the story. And clearly they tried too hard on this.
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:icondrock625:
Obviously. The that's why I say the screenwriting was ludicrous. That's the story, not the movie itself.
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