The Lone Ranger TV show was before my time but they did show reruns when I was a kid. I never got into it. But when I saw hoe badly they trashed this movie before it came out, I had to see it. I reminded me of the hatchet job they did on John Carter. John Carter was a fine film. Not perfect but certainly not worthy of the scorn it earned. The Lone Ranger is also a fine film. I’d even go so far as to say it’s better than John Carter. It’s funny, full of great action, wonderful characters and its well told.
A lot of people were apparently turned off by the sight of Johnny Depp’s Tonto wearing a dead bird on his head. There’s a perfectly good story behind that which is explained in the film. I was going to talk about the gross but it’s already dropped out of the top 12. Too bad. It’s made $196,384,97 world wide which is not terrible. Close to $90 million domestic. It’s actually worth seeing in the theaters but it will probably be on DVD shortly.