The Lone Ranger: There’s something wrong with that horse

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Not bad for a poster, but make sure you listen carefully to the conversation, or you'll be missing out.

The Lone Ranger brings me back to the years when I was a kid, probably between the age of 3 to 12. I can’t exactly remember everything about this classic cartoon, but seeing it making its way to the silver screen does ring some bells.

I couldn’t the whole cartoon, but this video I found on Youtube was somewhat the closest what was the theme opening of the famous cartoon series.

Geez… somehow just watching that intro video made me feel ‘ancient’.

But anyway, the movie ‘Lone Ranger’ was one delightful affair to say the least. In one sentence, I’d say that it’s “a typical Johnny Depp movie where his antic funny expressions play a huge role in making the movie enjoyable to watch.”

While the movie wasn’t entirely flawless, it managed to keep everyone grinning well through the movie with smart yet quip lines from both the Lone Ranger himself (acted by Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp), with the white horse making things very interesting with its ‘out of the ordinary’ actions.

The movie itself isn’t really action packed, and the story line was was clear and straight forward for those not familiar with the cartoon series.

The trademark pose of the Lone Ranger. This was also a funny scene.
The trademark pose of the Lone Ranger. This was also a funny scene.

Nonetheless, I had a slight reservation of how the ‘lone ranger’ was portrayed because unlike the carton I remember, he seemed overshadowed by Tonto in this movie – but of course since it’s Johnny Depp playing Tonto.

I also had a feeling that the directors rushed the final scenes of the movie, in which John Reid (The Lone Ranger) was suddenly able to do complicated cowboy skills with much ease – all despite him being portrayed as ‘a city lawyer’ in the first few scenes.

Not bad for a poster, but make sure you listen carefully to the conversation, or you'll be missing out.
Not bad for a poster, but make sure you listen carefully to the conversation, or you’ll be missing out.

But despite that all, the movie is pleasing enough to not let you complain, making me wonder why I saw some people say the movie was ‘boring’. – Probably they couldn’t read between the lines.

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Hi, Ho, Silver, Awaaaay! Each time I see the stimulating story of ‘The Lone Ranger’ I think of the much earlier Mexican adventure story ‘Zorro’. Surely the one influenced the other! The original ‘Zorro’ was an Irish Noble from County Wexford in southeastern Ireland, named William Lamport. Of Norman-French descent, he was born in 1611, in his teens he was sent to study at university in London, but got into trouble for spreading pro-Catholic literature and had to flee to Spain. This was shortly after the persecuted Catholic English under the led by Guy Fawkes failed in their 5 November 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Protestant English Parliament sitting in London. Lamport was sent to Spanish Mexico by the Duke of Olivares, the most powerful official at the Court of King Phillip the Fourth. His task was to investigate abuses by colonial officials, but again he got into more trouble there defending enslaved natives and black slaves. The Spanish Inquisition in Mexico condemned him to burn at the stake on the ‘auto-da-fe’ November 16 1659 but he cheated the Inquisition and died by hanging himself before the fire was lit!

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