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Originally Posted by gwsat The Lone Ranger
finally showed up on cable this month and I watched it. Despite its wonderful special effects and action sequences, and a number of laugh out loud funny sight gags, the film just didn't work. I felt about it as WinstonChurchill is said to have exclaimed about a desert he didn't like, "Take it away -- This pudding has no theme." Like Winston's pudding, I thought Verbinski's The Lone Ranger
turned out to have been a whole lot less than the sum of its parts.
The film was grotesquely too long, 2.5 plus hours, and its repeated half baked attempts to convince us it was a comedy were wearing. As others have noted, John Reed, the man behind the Lone Ranger's mask, was a heroic but tortured character. Verbinski's repeated attempts to convince us that there was something funny about the Masked Man's origins fell flatter than a pancake, it seemed to me. I would have thought he could have done better with His $200 million plus budget.
Having tried to watch it on cable, I would say that you are far too kind to this absolute crappy mess.
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