Tuesday, July 09, 2013
My Personal Opinion Only
If I want to see something about truth or actual facts I will watch a documentary. And then I am no longer being entertained, in my mind.
When I heard Johnny Depp was making a movie titled The Lone Ranger a few years ago I was very excited. I thought July 3, 2013, would never get here I was that anxious to see it. I told my husband it would be an absolute must to see that movie in the theater and not wait for it to be on TV.
I read some reviews and none of them were very nice both toward the movie or Johnny. One particular reviewer was quite open with his statements and let me just say they were very harsh. I couldn't believe my eyes were actually reading those statements. At that point I wasn't sure I actually wanted to see the movie at all. I am not one to be brainwashed or re-directed but, boy, was he doing a good job.
What I had to do was forget everything I knew about the Lone Ranger from the television show of years ago. I had to erase my images of both Tonto and the Lone Ranger completely from my mind. And actually it wasn't all that difficult to do. I am a grownup, I can distinguish between real and unreal...and those two characters are and never were real.
So with an open mind I went to see the movie with my husband who was also quite eager to view it. We both love movies of the Western genre and we both adore Johnny Depp no matter what he appears in or who his character is.
After all, we only wanted to be entertained. And entertained we were. Thoroughly entertained. So much so that I would go to see it again. I am only wondering what movie those critics were watching when they wrote those horrendous reviews. Perhaps they think Tonto and Jay Silverheels, the actor who portrayed Tonto in the TV series, are actually the same people? Perhaps they felt Tonto was not portrayed correctly? Or the Lone Ranger was portrayed as an inept fool by Tonto? I have no idea what they thought.
C'mon people...it's a comedy for heavens' sake. Nothing more, nothing less. If you like Westerns, if you like Johnny Depp, then go and enjoy the movie. If none of those interest you, I am sure you can find many movies with no plot that are as dull as a doorknob.
One more thing: the last action sequence is worth the price of the ticket.