The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

The overarching plot involves an illegal plan to run a train line through Comanche territory, thereby violating a peace treaty. And so we get scenes of actual Comanche warriors (none wearing the whiteface of Depp) in futile battle against U.S. Army soldiers. Similarly, a flashback to Tonto’s youth recounts the massacre of his village at the hands of white miners. All of this horror is then callously juxtaposed with sudden humor, most of it involving Tonto. During one sequence, there are only a couple of quick edits between a comic quip and the sight of Native Americans being mowed down by Gatling guns. It’s like having Johnny Depp do a jig at Little Bighorn National Monument and calling it entertainment.

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