16 December 2013 9:06 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In some ways, The Lone Ranger has been dead on arrival since 2011, when the denizens of the Internet (including yours truly, though I wish I could say differently) roused in delight at the news that Walt Disney Pictures was putting the film on hold so the production could get a better handle on a bloated budget that was close to approaching $300 million. Thus began a freefall that has not stopped for a movie that performed so poorly for the Walt Disney Company that it severed ties with once-legendary super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. A deal that stretched back to the mid-1990s is now defunct, outside of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, all because Johnny Depp had to wear a bird on the top of his head as he played Tonto to Armie Hammer’s masked hero of legend and lore.

Ok, I’m being glib. Though Depp’s headwear »

- Josh Spiegel

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