This movie is about the Wild West back in the 1800s. The white men are trying to connect the country by railroad, but in order to do need to intrude on Indian territory. Tonto (Johnny Depp) is a Comanche Indian who betrayed his tribe so that the white men could get access to the silver in the area and buy up the majority of the railroad stock. John Reid (Armie Hammer) is a lawyer who is driven by revenge after his brother is killed trying to capture escaped criminal Butch Cavendish, whose crew is trying to get the silver. Tonto and Reid, along with the aid of the spirit horse, team up to bring Cavendish to justice, and become outlaws in the process.
What I liked
I thought Johnny Depp did a great job playing Tonto the Indian. He added the perfect level of humor throughout the movie when things were getting tense. I also thought it was interesting to see the transformation of John Reid from lawyer and man of the law into the lone ranger and an outlaw. One of my favorite quotes from the movie was “Sometimes the good guy has to wear a mask.” I also really enjoyed the epic fight/chase scene at the end when everyone is running on top of the trains and jumping from train to train shooting at each other, all while the classic lone ranger music is playing in the background.
What I didn’t like
I think this is movie was a little bit longer than it needed to be. There were parts in the middle that could have been condensed or taken out. There were also a few parts that seemed a bit unrealistic, such as Reid shooting the gun out of one of the bad guys’ hand while they were both on separate moving trains and a good distance apart.
This movie has a 6.8/10 currently on IMDB, only a 25% rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but a 68% from the audience.
My final rating is a 3.5/5.
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