“The Lone Ranger” film review

“The Lone Ranger” film review

Gorgeous photography of stunning vistas (Monument Valley). Action-packed and well-executed stunts in and on fast-moving steam trains. Johnny Depp. That good enough for you? Then go and see Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, a straight-up action comedy western (with a couple of dark scenes of genocide towards the end…)

While the basic storyline of corruption and pursuit is decent, the whole movie is generally very silly indeed. Industry pundits are touting that The Lone Ranger—with its high-concept and expensive CGI effects—could mark the tipping point towards the demise of bloated blockbusters.  Perhaps…

But so long as you go in to it expecting a high level of nonsense and are prepared to camp out and settle in for its 2 hours & 20 minutes duration, then you should have a good time.

Why? Because there is nothing cooler than Johnny Depp competently tackling a comedy role. While I could have done without Daisy Duck (you’ll see) Armie Hammer is also good as our conflicted hero.

They just don’t make movies like these old-fashioned Saturday matinee adventures anymore…

The Lone Ranger is now playing in cinemas.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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