The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
The release of The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) represents a pivotal moment in the history of Disney Films. The yin is that Disney continues to produce grade A quality films with actors that are attractive, industrious, and appealing. Furthermore, Disney has a knack for giving that extra special additive to each film that leaves audiences with that “awe shucks” feeling that lasts for a long time. The yang is that pundits, since John Carterfell faster than an asteroid carrying Sandra Bullock, have been lambasting nearly all of Disney’s movie releases and there seems to be a universal bugaboo about their film product(s). Amazingly enough, The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), starring Armie Hammer and the legendary Johnny Depp, is about as non-offensive a movie as one can possibly produce…
The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) is an awfully vanilla film in which very little in the way of sustained action occurs. Depp (as Tonto) is his usual nutty-as-a-fruitcake self, Hammer is the typical newcomer action hero (a la Taylor Kitsch as John Carter), and Director Gore Verbinski (the director of three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is as always stead-at-the-helm. Really, there is absolutely nothing here to force pundits’ panties into a brick bunch. Nevertheless, The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) has been panned as a Pirates rip off that contains nothing new or substantive. Granted, this iteration of The Lone Ranger is nothing to brag about, nor am I about to approbate it, but the movie is also not worth getting worked-up about.
In The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), Depp is placidly amusing when the script calls for him to be, Hammer is a basic do-gooder, and the villains (including the ubiquitous William Fitchner) are surely dastardly. Truly,The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) is more of a normal movie that was overhyped and has thus been criminally over-critiqued. Que sera sera folks as there is very little that Disney can do about this situation, and fans will simply have a humdrum experience watching TLR. Perhaps the old guard expected more but at the end of the day a movie is just a movie, unless it isn’t.