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The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Western | 3 July 2013 (USA)
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Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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Storyline

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Never Take Off the Mask


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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3 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,210,849, 7 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,302,115, 9 November 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,502,115, 9 November 2013
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Trivia

Besides the musical reference to Rossini's William Tell Overture, there are at least two operatic plot references. The magic bullet, which can never miss is a plot device in Weber's Der Freischütz, and the silver returning to the river from whence it came, is a reference to the closing of Wagner's Die Götterdämmerung, where the Rhein gold returns to the river, from whence it came. See more »

Goofs

During the locomotive chase scene several times the actor pushes forward on the throttle to speed up the steam engine. Steam engine throttles work the opposite way. You pull the throttle to speed up and push forward to slow down. See more »

Quotes

Frank: I love me some aquamarine.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

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Jack Sparrow goes West.
5 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I love western movies. Westerns are one of my favorite genres of movies. So I watched this movie with great expectations. A Disney movie, high production, and actors weight like Johnny Depp? I'm not a fanatical fan of Johnny Depp but I generally like his movies. So, "what could go wrong?" I thought.

My Jesus, I really hate this movie! I mean, the film tries to be everything - tries to be funny, epic, dramatic, tries to outline a novel, but it does not seem to be a genuine western movie. Worse than that, it does not remember anything the characters Lone Ranger and Tonto. It's as if they had created two totally different characters, but with the same names.

Lone Ranger here is a complete moron, made a fool all the time and an annoyingly politically-correct character. The film was supposed to be about him, but he did not have charisma enough to be the protagonist, and is fully eclipsed by Johnny Depp.

But if Johnny Depp steals every scene as Tonto, even your character annoyed me. What the heck they did with Tonto in this film? What the heck was that stuffed bird? True Tonto was not a lunatic or a madman. He was not dressed in flashy clothes.

In this film, Tonto is not a real Native American, he is literally Jack Sparrow tired of the pirate life that moved to the West and changed its name to Tonto.

And what about the villains? All, without exception, seem pirates of the caribbean dressed in cowboy clothes, which fell parachutes in the west. The unique character of this film that seems to have brain is the Horse, and if the most intelligent character in a western story is an animal, this mean there are problems.

The plot is a spectacular mess, jumping from action scenes, to violent and heavy scenes, for children's jokes, for really trash moments. What the heck was the scene with the rabbits? And what was that scene with the character of Helena B. Carter shoots with a gun inside the boot? Worthy scenes to appear in any show or film of Seth MacFarlane no doubt.

I mean, really? What this film aims to be? An epic western for adults, an Disney movie for kids or a parody trash like "A Million Ways to Die in the West"? They should have chosen only one of these alternatives, because join all this in a quilt does not work.

This film is a complete bullshit. I lost almost three hours of my life that no longer return. I give one star to the hair of the character of Helena Bonham Carter, though.


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