Steve Carell is clearly trying to break out of the comedy pigeonhole and in case you haven’t heard his first effort, Foxcatcher, is really, really good. Now he’s teaming up with Gore Verbinski for a thriller to be produced by New Regency.
The Lone Ranger hasn’t been on screen in more than 30 years. I remember watching reruns of the 60s tv series when I was a kid, watching the masked man fight for truth and justice with his partner Tonto with the William Tell Overture playing in the background. This was a time when heroes could be heroes without being complicated.
So how does that translate into the current times of dark, gritty, rebooted superheroes? Meh.
It’s been a whole since I had such mixed feelings about a movie.
I don’t expect The Lone Ranger to be a substantive or intellectual work of American cinema, however it sure looks like a boat load of fun. Hit the jump to watch!
The 90 second spot for The Lone Ranger that aired during the Superbowl is now online. Hurray!
I’m going to go with my first instinct on this and say that despite the fact that it looks like it might be fairly predictable (do you think Armie Hammer might have been betrayed and left for dead and found and nursed back to health by Tonto who had previously been betrayed and then together they ride out to exact justice on the bad guys together and in the process much action and badass hilarity ensues?) I think that it might still be a whole lotta fun.
This about Pirates of the Caribbean here. The first one, not the rest of them. It’s that level that I’m talking about. If they hit that same mark this movie could be one of the top earners of the year.
And hopefully, just maybe, Johnny Depp will get to say “[your argument is invalid](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/your-argument-is-invalid)”.
Official Synopsis from the [YouTube video embedded above](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkUMrkFdc9U):
> From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, 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, 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.
See what I mean about “probably predictable but likely still fun”?