Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Review: The Lone Ranger

I take back what I thought about the Lone Ranger.

After I got over the shock of what they did to my revered image of the traditional story I have been replaying some of the highlights of the new film in my memory and I'm enjoying them more with each replay.

We should all be used to Hollywood special effects by now but the sight of the Daring and Resourceful Masked Rider of the Plain riding his ('stupid'...according to Tonto) white stallion at full gallop atop a racing train still resonates in my mind.

Yes, I was even treated to the William Tell Overture but Tonto's comment when the signature scene came with the Lone Ranger pulling Silver onto his hind legs and calling "Hi-yo, Silver!" will go down along with "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" and "I'll be b-a-a-c-k" as one of the great moments in film history.

See it anyway.

--Dalton Hammond