Lone Ranger

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Both kids and adults loved to hear those famous words, “ Hi Ho, Silver!” in the television series that aired from 1947 to 1949. After all of these years, the masked man is back in the western adventure, The Lone Ranger. The year is 1869 and district attorney John Reid (Armie Hammer) becomes the legend of justice as the Lone Ranger when his brother Dan (James Badge Dale) is killed by bad guy Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner). John teams up with American Indian Tonto (Johnny Depp) and the two travel the old west fighting corruption and crime. Director Gore Verdinski wisely begins the telling of the story via an elderly Tonto in 1933 to a kid dressed as the Lone Ranger. It is full of action, humor, and Tonto. Yes, it should have been called The Great Tonto and his friend. Not that Johnny Depp didn’t do a good job because he was fantastic, but we want to see our hero. He isn’t actually a super hero because he has no powers, although he does heal within minutes after being stabbed and shot. (Of course, isn’t that in every movie where the hero is wounded.) There are two major flaws: one is that two and one half hours is too long, and the second is that most of the supporting cast isn’t developed. (They certainly can’t blame it on not having enough time.) This is still a fun family film that will make you want to jump up and cheer when the William Tell Overture – also known as the Lone Ranger theme – begins to play. This won’t be winning any awards, but it is entertaining and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA