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5.0 out of 5 stars This is REALLY good!, 22 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
Like everyone else I've read the bad reviews, read the online criticism and mildly enjoyed seeing Disney shoot itself in the foot again ...
BUT ... all of that is wrong because this is a marvellously entertaining and well made production. I can't understand how anyone who has actually seen it could fail to love it!
What we have here is a beautifully constructed homage to the cinema western genre in the guise of a (sporadically) comedic action film. There are references littering the artfully shot landscapes. One moment your watching a full on Sergio Leone film ('Once Upon a Time In The West' is a major influence and gets repeated musical nods), the next you're in John Ford territory, then Buster Keaton, the something totally new and so on. It WORKS! Depp and Hammer work well together, Mr Depp's version of Tonto is both amusing and profound and the whole thing is a metaphor spun by the older Tonto ... maybe ... perhaps ...
I (man - 49) watched this with a 48 year old woman and a 16 year old female and we all adored it. I'm not easy to please with films, I ditest 'popcorn' trash, I love cinema when thought and style are involved and this has both. Honestly, it's really really fun, enjoyable and a delight to watch. DO NOT BELIEVE the negativity. Never has a film been more unfairly maligned!
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