July 09, 2013

The Lone Ranger (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Country: USA

Review: The adventures of the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and his Comanche friend, Tonto (Johnny Depp), are adapted to the screen by the hand of Gore Verbinski, in a production of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. With the old West as background, the duo will have to join forces to defeat Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), an irascible outlaw and killer. By adopting a similar posture used in his Pirates of The Caribbean's trilogy, Verbinski misses the chance of creating a more suitable mood for this kind of tale. Without a rich plot to stand out, “The Lone Ranger” relies on clumsy fights, dull facial expressions, and silly humor to succeed, but this ungracious approach in tones of comedy didn’t achieve its purposes. The dialogues and intrusive musical score didn’t help either, and despite the motion that brings to the screen, it just revealed to be an ode to incoherence and exaggeration in the action scenes. The exhaustion provoked by its overextended duration, along with its fractured structure, makes this an almost unbearable experience that has the visual side as stronger aspect. Closer to slapstick routines than to real adventure, “The Lone Ranger” is a failure and doesn’t make justice to one of my childhood's favorite animated series.

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