The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger ★★★½

Ok hear me out... I came for a hot mess but actually had a pretty decent time? I won’t lie, it’s got problems: there’s a whole HOUR in the middle that is in desperate need of editing down and some serious punch up. All of the Native American representation is well intentioned but undercut by the wild fluctuations in tone and (of course) Depp’s casting is still so uncomfortable no matter how good he might be. The Lone Ranger as a character is sweet but kind of bland, but I am ALL aboard the Hammer Train so “CHOO CHOO” motherfuckers! 

Speaking of trains, that action set piece is so fucking good and joyful that I couldn’t help but bump up my score by half a star!