Tanman32123: There's not much to say really. They put 250 Million Dollars into a film that could have easily been made on $150 or less. They took a decent action film and made it a flop all because the studios suck with their budget money lol
I Enjoyed this quite a bit, i like the acting and the story even though i never watched a single episode of the show in my life. It was a bit long but i usually don't mind a long film as long as its good.
Solid 8, why not.
A entertaining & action-packed film. July 21st, 2013 [4:46:15]
CLEMENTARZAH: I really enjoyed this two & a half hour film. It was an entertaining, funny & action-packed from start to finish despite the story being very predictable. The performances from the cast were good. The action scenes were thrilling & exciting. See This Film.
Not As Bad As Advertised August 21st, 2013 [9:57:39]
cress: I actually liked a lot about this film. Gore Verbinski really knows how to direct some inventive action sequences (the opening train prisoner breakout and the end sequence on a train). He made a gorgeous looking film. If Disney decides to go with another director for STAR WARS EPISODE VIII, choose Verbinski. He'd be perfect. I wondered why it cost so much to make this film, but you really do see all that money on the big screen. The impressive trains, the set design, the various locales (the Arizona and New Mexico desert look beautiful) all make this a "big" looking movie.
The things that bring this film down are:
(1) Armie Hammer. He plays the Lone Ranger as a bumbling, doofus, prude. The writers give no sense that he has any confidence throughout the whole movie, and even if they did, I doubt Hammer could convey that properly.
(2) Tonto TOO funny. Johnny Depp actually isn't bad, but they wrote him to be almost entirely nonstop comic relief, and he isn't funny all the time. When he's serious, he's perfect. He does have some funny scenes, but they went way overboard in writing him as a joke machine. Still, not really Depp's fault, in my opinion.
(3) The end in the 1930 fair kind of sucks. There's no real resolution as to why old Tonto is a now a sad sack traveling the country in a circus. That's probably asking too much on my part, but if you're going to use that as the stepping-off point for your much larger story, at least give the audience a satisfactory conclusion.
For the most part, this film is good, but the way the Lone Ranger and Tonto are written make this a mediocre endeavor. It's definitely worth a watch for Verbinski's excellent direction, and it's nice to see a gorgeous looking western on the big screen again.