Tuesday 9 July 2013

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger

I first heard of The Lone Ranger last week and I honestly thought it was going to be another boring movie. I figured that it was probably your typical comedy plus I was never a big fan of Johnny Depp anyway.

I did enjoyed watching Pirates of the Caribbean previously but I never had much expectations on The Lone Ranger. However, my perception changed after watching it yesterday. It was a special screening by Klips at Paradigm Mall.

I was pulled into the movie, literally the moment it started. The setting was in San Francisco and it began with a child who adores 'The Lone Ranger' series. The child went to an exhibition on the Wild West and met Depp who was in heavy makeup. Tonto (Depp) told the story about his journey with the masked men, John Reid (Armie Hammer) a.k.a The Lone Ranger. 

Previously, John was a lawyer and after a series of events, he decided to return to his hometown in Willow Creek where he met his brother, Dan Reid who works as a ranger. The whole movie revolved around trains so to those who love those olden day trains with the soot, this is definitely a must watch for you guys. John became a ranger when he joined his brother's team on a quest to capture Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), a notorious criminal. Unfortunately, the whole team was killed except for John.

This is where Tonto's character become relevant. He had a common goal with the rest and his aim was to kill Butch Cavendish as well. Being an Indian, Tonto believed in spiritual beings and it seemed that John Reid was the 'Spirit Walker' where he could not be killed no matter what kind of danger he was in.

The movie then progresses with both the characters cooperating with one another to kill Butch Cavendish. I really enjoyed the last part where there was a train chase. That part was full of action  and it was funny as well. The witty comments by Tonto made me laugh and overall, it was a good movie.

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