Film Review

The Lone Ranger: Review

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.

Lone Ranger poster

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.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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