I loved 'Rango,' the last time Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski offered up a madcap spin on the Western. I basically enjoyed 'John Carter,' last year's Western-infused would-be space epic, which, not coincidentally, was the last time Walt Disney stock holders had to reach for a shaker of Tums.
However, 'The Lone Ranger,' this new spazzed-out Western from Depp, Verbinski and Disney, takes unusual and unlikely measures to ensure that audiences have a miserable time. There are momentary flashes of amusement, but it is jumbled, tone-deaf and uninteresting. If I wanted to be kind I'd call it dull and ephemeral, but there are long stretches that seem to strive to be annoying - almost anti-entertainment. The only thing 'The Lone Ranger' has going for it is a long life as to go-to description how not to make a blockbusters movie - this generation's 'Last Action Hero.'
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After plenty of trailers and posters, the first official 'The Lone Ranger' clip has arrived and it gives us a taste of what Disney's epic action western will feel like. If you guessed that it would feel a lot like the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films...you're right. Between director Gore Verbsinki's familiar style and the mere presence of Johnny Depp, this clip looks very much like something written for a 'Pirates' film retconned for the Old West.
The newly resurrected Lone Ranger and his right-hand man, Tonto, band together to fight injustice.
Though we had heard rumors about Tom Cruise starring in a Guy Ritchie-helmed adaptation of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' it looks like the project is moving forward and has just added Armie Hammer as Cruise's partner in arms.
Things have been awfully quiet around Disney's upcoming 'The Lone Ranger,' but with the summer movie season rapidly approaching, we can probably expect to start seeing a lot more (and getting sick) of it sooner rather than later. Two new character posters have arrived, each spotlighting the heroes of the film: Johnny Depp's Tonto and Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger.
Though audiences may not be quite as excited for 'The Lone Ranger' as they are for 'Iron Man 3' or 'Fast and Furious 6,' we think this 'Lone Ranger' Super Bowl trailer could change their mind.
While we're getting ready to see 'The Lone Ranger' premiere an all-new trailer during the 2013 Super Bowl this Sunday, Disney has released another poster in addition to its recently released teaser trailer.
A new 'Lone Ranger' trailer is one of the many new pieces of footage we'll get to see at the 2013 Super Bowl, and just as Disney released a sneak peek at the upcoming one for 'Oz: The Great and Powerful,' we now have a preview from 'The Lone Ranger.'
"There come a time when good man must wear mask." So intones Johnny Depp to Armie Hammer in 'The Lone Ranger' trailer, which reveals that director Gore Verbinski is up for being a little weird in his big budget blockbuster.
The planned 'Justice League' movie has been in a state of constant fluctuation on both the casting and director fronts. It felt like as soon as George Miller got the job helming the project, he just as quickly lost it shortly after news of his lead actor picks came out. While Warner Bros. is still shopping around for the right person to lead the 'Justice League' team, they might at least have gotten one step closer to deciding who should follow in Christian Bale's footsteps as Batman.