I’m not sure what to make of The Lone Ranger. On paper, it sounds amazing. Johnny Depp is playing Tonto and he’s almost always awesome. The Winklevoss Twins are playing the titular character and I really enjoyed Armie Hammer in The Social Network. I absolutely love the supporting cast — Helena Bonham Carter rules, Barry Pepper is one of my favorites (he rocked as Roger Maris in 61*), and William Fichtner is awesome. This should be an awesome movie, right?
One of the reasons I’m apprehensive is that Gore Verbinski is directing. He can be fantastic, but he can also be all over the place. Modern Westerns are also hit-or-miss with me. That said, I’m not going to bet against the Bruckheimer/Verbinski/Depp combo. Those guys have generated an ungodly amount of money together.
Any thoughts on The Lone Ranger?