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.
One thing is for sure: With Jerry Bruckheimer in the producer’s chair, shit is going to blow up; and with Verbinski behind the camera and Depp in front of it, the movie is not going to be boring.
From Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films comes “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The Lone Ranger opens July 3, 2013.