The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger ★★★½

I am surprised at how much I ended up liking this one. Sure it's overlong and drags in the middle and a few of the jokes fall flat, but it was still a lot of fun. I'm glad that it doesn't take itself too seriously and has fun with it's own story, even with the neat Back to the Future Part III throwbacks. It also has the some of the coolest train sequences in recent memory. Heck it even features the William Tell Overture to great effect. Armie Hammer is always pretty great and he does a good job bringing John, the Lone Ranger to life. An even bigger surprise, I particularly enjoyed Johnny Depp's take on Tonto which is like a cross between Jack Sparrow and his Buster Keaton-esque Sam from Benny and Joon. His timing and physical comedy make the part. Also, it was fun to see the talented Ruth Wilson and William Fichtner as their respective characters.

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