Synopsis: Tonto retells the story of John Reid, a man that would become a legend. How much of it is truth and how much is made up?
Main Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham-Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper
The Hype: Billed as one of the biggest movies of the year, particularly from Disney, The Lone Ranger has turned out to be one of the most spectacular box office flops of the decade. However, over time it will probably make its money back and then some on DVD sales. The critics hated it.
What I Thought: Personally, I think this movie got a bad rap. I think the experts in the know were expecting some sort of dramatic remake of the original series. This is Disney folks, surely this was never going to happen, particularly with Johnny Depp starring. I think the movie was a cross between Pirates of the Caribbean and Wild Wild West. Taken in the right light, the movie is entertaining, action packed and light-hearted. Depp provides the comedy factor through the character of Tonto, the Ranger’s faithful partner and as the movie progresses, we get an insight into the back story behind his character.
Conclusions: Don’t take it too seriously. Its meant to be light-hearted fun. Just accept it for what it is, not what everyone thought it was going to be and you should enjoy this film.