THE LONE RANGERon July 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm
As far as the look of the film, director Gore Verbinski made sure it looked marvelous. It was a beautiful, and dark, landscape just waiting to be discovered. From barren plains, to desolate river canyons, to the edges of new civilizations and all with a crisp train ride through it all. Once again everything was there but nothing lasting. No residual piece of beauty, a scene, or a line that buries itself within the viewer and makes you rethink it hours, or days, later with a small crack of a child’s smile of happiness across your face – except for maybe the final scenes with Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture, THE LONE RANGER’S theme, dragging you through the final steps of this adventure but even this could have used some tweaking, although big points to having shown some guts and using it to begin with. Once again referring back to many films of late that just need to show some teeth, go out there and be a great film, a work of art, and not just a two-hour long trailer or advertisement. THE LONE RANGER deserves better – the Western deserves better – and so to does the movie goer.
James “Ghost” Vecchia