Film Review: The Lone Ranger

DIGI-LR-60x50-SQUARE-BB-v1-0B-jpg_202507The Lone Ranger is the Walt Disney remake of the American television series of the same name from 1952. The setting is the Wild West and tells the tale of how a man of the law gets transformed into a legend known only as “The Lone Ranger”. The story follows The Lone Ranger (relative newcomer Armie Hammer, known for his dual role as the Winklevoss twins in “The Facebook”) and his trusted companion Tonto (played by Johnny Depp), on an adventure as they right the wrongs of evil doers and dish out their own unique brand of western justice.

Though very entertaining, the movie fails short when compared to the Series in my opinion. The movie misses its audience by being given the “Disney” treatment. For fans of the old series that ran in syndication for many years the movie misses this audience. The Lone Ranger movie appeals to a younger audience with its Disney humor placed throughout the film where there should have only been action, but with a PG-13 rating (for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material), misses this audience as well. There were only adults present at the viewing I attended. Even with that being said the movie still managed to be entertaining.

I would rate the Lone Ranger a 7 out of 10 stars. The ending clearly leaves the option for a sequel but the box office numbers will ultimately dictate the need.

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