Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Film Of The Week: THE LONE RANGER (2013)

The Lone Ranger rides once again with this big-price range Walt Disney Images production starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the famed gunman. The story centers on Tonto's recollection of the adventures that found lawman John Reid transformed into The Lone Ranger, legendary hero of the Old West.

I did not grow up watching a lot of Westerns, but I am familar with the genre in my personal years as a film follower. So, in coming out of producer/director Gore Verbinski's newest film, The Lone Ranger, I was not also familiar with the original source material, but I liked it. The film has its very good and undesirable moments, some stale moments that leave you waiting to want a lot more, and some moments exactly where it certainly counted to remain for the finale.

Gore applies his usual penchant for comedic high jinx and spectacular stunts, such is what he is identified for largely in his Pirates Of The Caribbean film series. Accordingly, his pivotal choice for actor/co-executive producer Johnny Depp to play the function of eccentric commanche warrior, Tonto, serves the film effectively, as Depp is able to naturally transform himself into bigger-than-life roles, something he has established throughout his entire film profession. Armie Hammer plays the title character and center of Tonto's narration, John Reed, a studious prosecutor who arrives back property and is all of a sudden deputized by his ranger brother, Dan, only to be presumed dead and then reincarnated as the Lone Ranger after witnessing his death and that of his fellow rangers at the hands of a carnivorous, psychotic fugitive and his posse. William Fichtner was wonderful as the second lead villain alongside the film's principal antagonist, which I am keeping a mystery. And contemplating that Fichtner is a quite damn excellent actor, I am peculiarly intrigued by what lies ahead in his upcoming part in Jonathan Liebesman's "Eric Sachs" rendition of Shredder in next year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. (I will save that subject for another day.)

In the grand scheme of issues, there have been some very goofy parts of the film that had me shaking my head. Of course, I lend that to the film's comedy element, which I largely credit on the element of Johnny Depp, and the venerable, agile and hilariously charming "spirit" horse (later named "Silver", of course), that appears upon Reed's return from the "other" side. There are some very poignant moments throughout the film as nicely, some of which incorporate flashback sequences highlighting Tonto's younger-self and how he came to be, and other scenes focused on characters John and his brother's wife and son, Rebecca and Danny, played by actress Ruth Wilson and actor Bryant Prince. I also enjoyed some of the moments amongst John and Tonto, whose albeit reluctant partnership with each and every other starts largely as any action adventure would among two heroes with conflicting philosophies, and later evolving as they find out to rely on every other to bring law and justice, and in the end, vengeance to criminals the only way they eventually can. Some film critics and viewers have their opinions about how the two heroes had been handled by Verbinski and co. in this interpretation of the story, which is actually a single of a handful of. At any rate though, for what its worth, Depp's try to "reinvent the connection" was a achievement.

The Lone Ranger brings a good, adventurous and entertaining film to audiences, and if you are a hardcore fan and this overview offers you nothing at all else, then hopefully the climatic use of Giaochino Rossini's finale to the William Inform Overture in Hans Zimmer's score will make it worth your although. It is unfortunate, even though, that the film is not doing as very good as 1 might hope for sequels' sake, but I grant that some viewers had their personal expectations. But bear in mind, this is not exactly Unforgiven or Open Variety, or even 3:10 To Yuma-naturally entirely various films compared to this one from Disney, so if you go to see this film, do not look for something quick of a straightforward, entertaining family members Western that introduces as classic, iconic film, tv and radio character of the final century. And I definitely advise it if a family members film with some action is more your speed. If not even though, then I do advise waiting for it on digital or DVD release if you are nonetheless interested.

To study my most recent interview with 1 of the stuntwomen from the film, actress Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, click Right here.

The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski, and stars Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale, Helena Bonham Carter and Barry Pepper. The film is written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and is created by Walt Disney Photographs and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Film Of The Week: THE LONE RANGER (2013)
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