Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Is it just me, or is Gore Verbinski becoming more and more like Zack Snyder? Not that it’s a bad thing – I love Snyder’s work – but man, all that slow motion, stylish colouring and over-the-top action…it’s all very familiar. Anyway, I think The Lone Ranger looks like a totally kickass movie, and yet I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to like it completely because of the very obvious racial problem. Johnny Depp isn’t Native American (or maybe he’s something like 1/16th, but that’s practically nothing), and since racism of any kind is such a trigger – justifiably so – even if this film is great, I don’t think I’ll be able to fully admit to liking it. Actually, that’s another similarity to Zack Snyder. I got some flack for liking Sucker Punch, too, because of its obviously flawed attempt at a feminist message. Sigh.
The Lone Ranger comes out July 3, 2013.