Johnny Depp provides a heavy dose of Jack Sparrow to his portrayal of Tanto, to both wondrous and terrible effect. The rest of the cast are very well chosen and present terrific performances. The story itself is one of the more loyal adaptations from television serial to silver screen - and is, in my personal opinion, perhaps the best adaptation to come out of Disney in a very long time, indeed.
All of that said, Disney's The Lone Ranger is a very niche production. The primary target audience is those fans of either the original serial The Lone Ranger or generic Western slapstick, who also enjoy Depp's Sparrow or similar character acts. If you don't fit into this category, you'll want to wait until this one comes out on DVD or whatever at least.
I wouldn't say the scenery or the score was stunning, being pretty much what one would expect from a Western featuring both cowboys and Native Americans, with a few special easter-eggs for those who really know the series. Special effects were equally predictable, full of explosions, visions, hallucinations and the like, many examples of mediocre quality as I look back.
Including a half-point for personal preference, I give Disney's The Lone Ranger a score of four-point-five out of five.
5 years, 10 months ago
19 Jul 2013 04:12 CEST