Saw this tonight at the $3 theater, on 50% off Tuesday for $1.50, and...
An ugly, interminable experience, The Lone Ranger continually undermines itself and ends up with no identity other than being terrible. Dramatic points are underhanded by strained comic mischief, and action sequences have no sense of continuity. Is there mysticism or is there just hard reality? Will the story be told straightforwardly or will we jump around in a non-linear fashion? The whole exercise fails to entertain on a visceral escapist level and on its pseudo attempt at historical contemplation, miscalculating dreadfully on its white man's burden message wrapped in frustrating noise. But perhaps worst of all, it makes the hero a buffoon, surviving through our tale by happenstance and sheer dumb luck, taking TWO HOURS to come to the conclusion any competent telling of this classic tale would accomplish in the first ten minutes.
Edited by Brandon Conway, August 20 2013 - 09:19 PM.