The movie had little success with audiences and was criticised. I had to see it for myself (mostly because Johnny Depp is in it) now that I have seen it I have to say I can see why it had little success, the movie was a little muddled, half the movie was spent getting to the point (meaning one hour of slogging through a... I don't even have a word for it) The lone ranger should have died about 10x before the movies end (lots of unrealistic scenes) The movie had a few good things (minor) 95% of the movie is just not worth ones time.
The movie is waaaaaaay too long to summarize so here are the main points
A boy in 1933 at a sideshow wanders into a tent with a Wild West exhibit, he finds an Indian named Tonto, old Tonto tells the story of himself and the Lone Ranger. We go back in time to 1869 to the town of Colby Texas. The railroad is just being build. Tonto (the indian) and an outlaw named Butch are chained up in the "prison section" of a train, Butch escapes even though another man on the train John (later The Lone Ranger) tries to stop him. John and Tonto rescue the passengers by disconnecting the engine from the rest they then derail, the clip is below now for a quick rant "HOW PRAY TELL, HOW DID THEY SURVIVE THAT?!!!!!"
Butch CavendishMy Complaints:
#1) Tonto (the indian) does not have enough lines (Johnny Depp is too good an actor for a mostly silent brave, they may as well have given the part to the next person they saw on the road)
#2) None of the lines in the movie were funny or quoteworthy
#3) I felt no emotion almost the entire movie, it was too lame (Tonto's story was sad but the rest...)
#4) The movie is rated PG13, there was a couple of gory and one pretty violent scene that make me agree with this, however the fight scenes were the stupid kinds 10 year old boys act out
My next complaints are filled with spoilers
#5) why was Tonto on the train? No explanation is given
#6) The boy talking to the old Tonto, is the whole told story told by the old Tonto? If so why is he on display?!! If its just a wax figure, then its the boys imagination and in that case the movie just got twice as stupid
#7) The railroad is just being build, why did they already build two tracks side by side? So that the end fighting scene could conveniently take place?
I try to see some good in every movie, here is a cool "part"
This woman has a wooden leg that has a gun in it (but Tonto did not say "I want one of those!" I think he should have.) If you catch my PotC reference...
Overall I think that the movie is not worth your time, I don't think I will watch it again and I don't recomend you to watch it if you are looking for a good movie. Movie sentence: "Bland overkill"