Judging by this second trailer, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger is going to be a quirky a film that you will either love or hate; I cannot see much room for a middle ground.
After watching this, put me in the positive camp – at least for now. I like the peculiar humor on display here, even if it does delve into the silly. (Silver climbing a tree?) I am a big Johnny Depp fan, I trust him to do something interesting with the Tonto role. And casting the relatively unknown Armie Hammer (whose greatest claim to fame so far is playing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network) looks like a great move, because his face won’t distract from the character he’s playing. Ironically, co-star Depp will be doing just the opposite.
Also? Giving the Ranger a supernatural origin? I like it.