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    The Lone Ranger

    Who is excited for THE LONE RANGER??? ME, I AM!!!

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    I am. Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Love me some Johnny Depp in an off-beat role. (Does he does any other kind?)

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    Going Wednesday night with my movie buddy. Can't wait looks like fun.
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    Oh my!
    I just read a review of The Lone Ranger that is not what I was hoping for. Not exactly bad, but not what I was expecting or hoping for. My spoiler tags aren't working for some reason, so stop now if you don't want to read the rest:
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    First word used to describe it was "bizarre".
    The Ranger is a "pompous bumbler".
    Has "overstuffed spectacles of comedy & adventure that don't function so much as coherent movie narratives".
    Referred to as a "goofy tribute to pretty much every Western ever made".
    Then he said it would "work better if consumed with some intoxicants".
    And is "heavily financed stoned goof on Westerns".
    He left feeling like "what the h*ll was that?"
    He did give it 3 stars though.
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    Well, I guess that explains Johnny Depp's wierd hat!
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    Note to self: Be sure to sneak some intoxicants into the show with me.
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    This is what I EXPECT when Johnny Depp is in a movie. I'll be seeing it on Friday, with no reservations or concerns about what a "critic" says.

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    Locally one paper loved it,one didn't---looking forward to what you all say!

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    I saw this last night and really liked it. I laughed so hard at the ending line (all I will say). This is a typical Johnny Depp movie, he has such a different sense of humor that I enjoy.
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    I liked it. I thought it was better than Man of Steel overall. Both movies have flaws. Man of Steel to me was two movies, the Krypton part and then the Superman part. Lone Ranger was more cohesive. The origin of The Lone Ranger is explained. What I liked best about this story is that it really is Tonto's story. It is told in flashbacks and sometimes a bit out of order. Yes, Johnny Depp plays a character who can either be seen as a spiritual shaman who sees what "we" cannot or he can be seen as a bit of a comic fool just like the Captain Jack Sparrow character he plays in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Both characters may be seen as comic clowns but they are very dangerous. The motivations are also different. Tonto wants revenge and redemption, Jack Sparrow is basically greedy and a trickster. I do think the best scenes in the movie are the ones with Tonto interacting with John Reid aka The Lone Ranger. Lets face it John Reid does come across as a very pompous, naive young man. But I understand why he went that route because of course he couldn't compete with his perfect older brother so he became opposite of what his brother is. It is a bit of an odd mix of serious western and comic western and an ode to the original radio show, the tv series, books and comic books. Overall it was fun especially when Tonto takes huge pokes at John Reid.
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    I haven't seen it yet. I probably will at some point, but Jay Silverheels is really the only Tonto for me.

    Johnny Depp is an excellent actor, but I feel like he does better in parts that he originates rather than when he takes on a roll someone else has done before him, particularly an iconic role. I love him in some things, not so much in others.
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