Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger hits July 3rd, and it seems sort of perfect for the Independence Day weekend. It’s a western on a massive scale with plenty of explosions and bullets to spare, but if the trailers so far haven’t sealed the deal, this last one should do the trick. For one, it downplays how ridiculous Johnny Depp probably is as Tonto and focuses on the action with a percussive ballet in the background that matches every trigger pull cut for cut.
Justice is like the hawk. Sometimes it must go hooded:
Depp James Bond-ing onto that train while a ladder splinters was kind of cool, nd yet for some of us, William Fichtner starring as the villain is the main draw.
To be honest, this whole thing sounded ridiculous. Probably about as ridiculous as turning a theme park ride into a movie…but there’s a great chance that Verbinski has pulled it off again by finding a new landscape to explore. After all, he did it beautifully with Rango. It’s time to see what he can do with a live-action cartoon.