A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-yo Silver” – the Lone Ranger rides into South African cinemas 12 July 2013.
Armie Hammer delivers a great portrayal of John Reid / The Lone Ranger, alongside his faithful companion Tonto, played by Johnny Depp.
The film follows the two as they ride their relationship roller-coaster, while thwarting the greedy and corrupt business officials, saving the town, and bringing justice.
There are nods to the original television series, and several tongue-in-cheek one-liners from Depp as Tonto. There are hints of Captain Jack Sparrow that seem to surface in the character, this adds to lighten several moments.
Just as you think it’s time to start wrapping things up, the first notes of The William Tell Overture strike up, and you know that bad guys are in for a rough time.
An enjoyable film, that will introduce the younger generation to an iconic character, and instil in them that gentlemen and just people still exist.
Keep a watch for Hammer in another look back to the past, in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.