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post #31 of 72
It's an okay movie, but I can see why it died at the box office...it took way too long to develop the Lone Ranger character. I found myself a lot times saying "will you just shutup and go kick some arse as the Lone Ranger!" Depp was okay, but like others have said, he was just another version of Jack Sparrow. Personally I'm getting tired of EXTREMELY UNREALISTIC CGI ACTION in many movies now a days...the crashing train scence or Silver running on top of roofs are a perfect examples of this. I mean I know there is some fantasy in all movies, but the good movies are the ones where you find yourself thinking "that could be possible". In this movie it was hard to believe many of the action scenes were even remotely possible and that further removes one from being able to relate to the characters.

To me, I would have been pissed if I spent all that money to see it at the movies, but for a rental, I was okay with renting it. Personally I would not spend the money to buy it though.
post #32 of 72

Why isn't their a 3D version of this?

post #33 of 72
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Why isn't their a 3D version of this?

Greetings,

I don't believe there was a 3D theatrical release.


Regards,
post #34 of 72
Where to begin with this movie. Was I entertained I would say yes. But was disappointed in the Lone Ranger character as they made him a putz through most of the movie. He didn't have any skills or training in the film to justify to unbelievable shot he makes in the end. And Tonto is in a circus of sort talking to some kid about his adventures, lol..... Spare yourself save your money. Wait for netflix or something else even if the video and audio is great.
Silver in a tree.. need we say more.
post #35 of 72
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Originally Posted by EvilAlwaysWins View Post

Where to begin with this movie. Was I entertained I would say yes. But was disappointed in the Lone Ranger character as they made him a putz through most of the movie. He didn't have any skills or training in the film to justify to unbelievable shot he makes in the end. And Tonto is in a circus of sort talking to some kid about his adventures, lol..... Spare yourself save your money. Wait for netflix or something else even if the video and audio is great.
Silver in a tree.. need we say more.

Greetings,

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Great post...


Regards,
post #36 of 72
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Plus, this is Johnny Depp. Just watching the trailer (for any of this movies) annoys me.

If you like him, that is great. He is just an "odd duck" in my book and he plays "odd ducks" even when trying to play a serious character (in The Tourist).

Kinda off topic, but yes, Depp is a quirky guy in real life too. However, he is a genuinely nice person. When filming "Public Enemy" here in Wisconsin, he stayed after nightly shoots and signed autographs and talked with fans. He also hung out in the local bars, and drank with the "regular" folks. I heard he did the same thing in Prague while filming "From Hell".

Most handsome "Hollywood types" would never take the roles he does. That makes me appreciate him even more.

Back on topic, I do plan to pick this one up. Thanks for the review Ralph!
post #37 of 72
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Originally Posted by EvilAlwaysWins View Post

Where to begin with this movie. Was I entertained I would say yes. But was disappointed in the Lone Ranger character as they made him a putz through most of the movie. He didn't have any skills or training in the film to justify ....................................in the end. And Tonto is in a circus of sort talking to some kid about his adventures, lol..... Spare yourself save your money. Wait for netflix or something else even if the video and audio is great.
Silver in a tree.. need we say more.

Please use spoiler tags in the future when discussing plot points in review threads. Most of us coming in have not seen the movie yet. Now I know what happens at the end. frown.gif

Art
post #38 of 72
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Originally Posted by bac522 View Post

It's an okay movie, but I can see why it died at the box office...it took way too long to develop the Lone Ranger character. I found myself a lot times saying "will you just shutup and go kick some arse as the Lone Ranger!" Depp was okay, but like others have said, he was just another version of Jack Sparrow. Personally I'm getting tired of EXTREMELY UNREALISTIC CGI ACTION in many movies now a days...the crashing train scence or Silver running on top of roofs are a perfect examples of this. I mean I know there is some fantasy in all movies, but the good movies are the ones where you find yourself thinking "that could be possible". In this movie it was hard to believe many of the action scenes were even remotely possible and that further removes one from being able to relate to the characters.

To me, I would have been pissed if I spent all that money to see it at the movies, but for a rental, I was okay with renting it. Personally I would not spend the money to buy it though.

Something like John Carter leaping tall buildings as if he was Superman!
PS. The Lone Ranger is the Disney Movie Club selection of the Month - plus 50% off any other purchases. (Except Brave 3D which is too expensive and with no discounts!) Was cheaper to buy from Amazon for everything I wanted.
post #39 of 72
Sorry if you felt that I gave the movie away, don't think I did. But will be more careful in the future.
post #40 of 72
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Please use spoiler tags in the future when discussing plot points in review threads. Most of us coming in have not seen the movie yet. Now I know what happens at the end. frown.gif

Art

Art,
He really didn't give anything about the ending. You're still good to go.smile.gif
post #41 of 72
Just saw this film yesterday. Definitely a popcorn flick with some decent humorous scenes. Audio and PQ were great though
post #42 of 72
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Originally Posted by adpayne View Post

Kinda off topic, but yes, Depp is a quirky guy in real life too. However, he is a genuinely nice person. When filming "Public Enemy" here in Wisconsin, he stayed after nightly shoots and signed autographs and talked with fans. He also hung out in the local bars, and drank with the "regular" folks. I heard he did the same thing in Prague while filming "From Hell".

Most handsome "Hollywood types" would never take the roles he does. That makes me appreciate him even more.

Anyone that respects and is a friend of Christopher Lee is OK in my book.

post #43 of 72
I have to admit whenever I see "This is a reference quality high definition transfer that looks spectacular". Its tempting to buy. I know I have bought movies based the word "reference" just to make the house shake.
post #44 of 72
More often than not, I usually completely agree with Ralph on his film ratings and this movie is no exception. 3 out of 5 sounds about right. I saw this movie at the theater some months ago with fairly high expectations and came out of it feeling that it was merely average. I believe the audio/video rating of 99 but this is one movie that I certainly would not add to my collection even with such a rating.
post #45 of 72
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Originally Posted by Dark Matter View Post

That's the thing; Sir Ralph of Pottingham is a grandmaster at making us buy movies that we already decided not to. smile.gif

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Greetings,

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Sorry guys....


Regards,

Ralph, IMO nothing to be sorry for! I figure Dark Matter was just pulling you leg but I have to say that thanks to your reviews I've either watched or bought quite a few movies that I wouldn't have even thought of watching and enjoyed them very much. I feel very lucky to have found a reviewer that shares such a similar taste in movies as I have.

As for The Lone Ranger: I like Johnny Depp very much and think I will enjoy watching this. It'll be a rent first, possible buy later though. We'll see...

Keep up the great work!
post #46 of 72
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Ralph, IMO nothing to be sorry for! I figure Dark Matter was just pulling you leg but I have to say that thanks to your reviews I've either watched or bought quite a few movies that I wouldn't have even thought of watching and enjoyed them very much. I feel very lucky to have found a reviewer that shares such a similar taste in movies as I have.

As for The Lone Ranger: I like Johnny Depp very much and think I will enjoy watching this. It'll be a rent first, possible buy later though. We'll see...

Keep up the great work!

Greetings,

Yup, I got that he was just pulling my leg. wink.gif


Thanks very much for the kind words and support! smile.gif


Regards,
post #47 of 72
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Originally Posted by The wolverine View Post

Why isn't their a 3D version of this?

They knew from the beginnig it would lose money at the box office, but hopefully would make up for lost ground in other genres. Hence, keep the costs down by not going the 3D route.
post #48 of 72
Terrible movie, did not enjoy it at all:

-Depp played a caricature of a Native American and it was more Saturday Night Live gimmicky impersonation than an actual performance

-Hammer was terribly miscast, wooden, used as a straight man for Depp, portrayed as a feckless wuss, was more a plot device than a character, and the love story with his sister in law was completely unnecessary

-the twist with the main antagonist and his relationship with another character was totally obvious and just not credible

-the end action sequence on the train with the Lone Ranger theme was laughable

-this movie cost $225-$250M to make (minus the marketing spend) and I just didn't see onscreen where the money was spent

-if you want to be entertained by a great Western with a superior story and performances, play Red Dead Redemption instead of watching this movie

Some people here do but I won't buy a terrible movie just because it has reference audio and video. A big pass on this one.
post #49 of 72
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Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R View Post

Terrible movie, did not enjoy it at all:

-Depp played a caricature of a Native American and it was more Saturday Night Live gimmicky impersonation than an actual performance

-Hammer was terribly miscast, wooden, used as a straight man for Depp, portrayed as a feckless wuss, was more a plot device than a character, and the love story with his sister in law was completely unnecessary

-the twist with the main antagonist and his relationship with another character was totally obvious and just not credible

-the end action sequence on the train with the Lone Ranger theme was laughable

-this movie cost $225-$250M to make (minus the marketing spend) and I just didn't see onscreen where the money was spent

-if you want to be entertained by a great Western with a superior story and performances, play Red Dead Redemption instead of watching this movie

Some people here do but I won't buy a terrible movie just because it has reference audio and video. A big pass on this one.

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Galvatron...


Regards,
post #50 of 72
Thanks for the review. I will never read a review of a movie before I go see it. I cannot tell you how many times in the distant past that I read a critic's review and went to the movie and totally disagreed with the critics. I only read the reviews after I have watched the movie. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes and I really enjoyed the movie.
I was happy to read in this month's issue of Empire magazine that the movie was given 4 out of 5 stars!

"Verdict: Talk about a pleasant surprise! Real storytelling, well thought-out and beautifully, at times insanely, executed, with excitement, laughs and fun to make you feel seven years old again."
Quote taken from Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine.
post #51 of 72

I watched this earlier today and really enjoyed it. Over the top but found it to be a visual feast and a very fun movie. I really wasn't expecting it to be this good.

post #52 of 72
So is this "Armageddon" bad where the wife is balling at the end ( Daddy.......?), the kids are all cheering at all the cheese and I'm laughing at all the cliche 1 liners being fired out of a gattlin gun by such disappointments as Buscemi. The fun of the acoustically treated Nasa room.

Then reviewers tell us not to waste our time on the worst movie ever?

If so, I'm all in!

I'll take Popcorn over gawd awful paced stuff like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy any day of the week
Edited by Mark P - 12/20/13 at 6:00am
post #53 of 72
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So is this "Armageddon" bad where the wife is balling at the end ( Daddy.......?), the kids are all cheering at all the cheese and I'm laughing at all the cliche 1 liners being fired out of a gattlin gun by such disappointments as Buscemi. The fun of the acoustically treated Nasa room.

Then reviewers tell us not to waste our time on the worst movie ever?

If so, I'm all in!

I'll take Popcorn over gawd awful paced stuff like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy any day of the week

Greetings,

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Then jump right in Mark. The water is fine.... smile.gif


Regards,
post #54 of 72
I watched this movie last night and the picture quality was absolutely fantastic and the surround sound really gave my speakers a work out! The train scenes were incredible and so was Silver, the horse!! Great action all around and the deadpan humor was spot on! There were a few scenes in the movie where the story dragged but when it got good it was very good!
post #55 of 72
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I watched this movie last night and the picture quality was absolutely fantastic and the surround sound really gave my speakers a work out! The train scenes were incredible and so was Silver, the horse!! Great action all around and the deadpan humor was spot on! There were a few scenes in the movie where the story dragged but when it got good it was very good!

Greetings,

I am glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting your impressions..smile.gif


Regards,
post #56 of 72
I guess I am in the minority when I say I enjoyed this movie! No it isn't a masterpiece of film making but it was pretty fun and I rarely watch western themed movies. PQ and AQ was on point and I wish I had a 2.35 setup.
post #57 of 72
Spot-on review Ralph!

I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis of both the video and the audio. I wrote a short review on it last night in the Blu-ray PQ Thread and emphasized that due to the incredible sharpness, details, and depth we most definitely have a reference-quality Blu-ray to feast our eyes upon. Black levels and shadow details are also to be praised, along with strong contrast, accurate flesh tones, and beautiful primary colors (though rare, they were very pleasing to the eyes against the background of earth tones and a mixture of blacks, whites, and grays.

The audio mix was phenomenal, especially the pinpoint accuracy in the surround channels.

And I, for one, actually enjoyed the movie. My wife and I found ourselves laughing heartily throughout the nearly 2 1/2 hour running time.
post #58 of 72
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Spot-on review Ralph!

I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis of both the video and the audio. I wrote a short review on it last night in the Blu-ray PQ Thread and emphasized that due to the incredible sharpness, details, and depth we most definitely have a reference-quality Blu-ray to feast our eyes upon. Black levels and shadow details are also to be praised, along with strong contrast, accurate flesh tones, and beautiful primary colors (though rare, they were very pleasing to the eyes against the background of earth tones and a mixture of blacks, whites, and grays.

The audio mix was phenomenal, especially the pinpoint accuracy in the surround channels.

And I, for one, actually enjoyed the movie. My wife and I found ourselves laughing heartily throughout the nearly 2 1/2 hour running time.

Greetings,

Great to hear Denny. Thanks for chiming in with your impressions.. smile.gif

Happy Holidays!


Regards,
post #59 of 72
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Originally Posted by djoberg View Post

Spot-on review Ralph!

I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis of both the video and the audio. I wrote a short review on it last night in the Blu-ray PQ Thread and emphasized that due to the incredible sharpness, details, and depth we most definitely have a reference-quality Blu-ray to feast our eyes upon. Black levels and shadow details are also to be praised, along with strong contrast, accurate flesh tones, and beautiful primary colors (though rare, they were very pleasing to the eyes against the background of earth tones and a mixture of blacks, whites, and grays.

The audio mix was phenomenal, especially the pinpoint accuracy in the surround channels.

And I, for one, actually enjoyed the movie. My wife and I found ourselves laughing heartily throughout the nearly 2 1/2 hour running time.



I totally agree with what you said and Ralph's review. The cinematography was absolutely beautiful and the soundtrack was excellent. After the first shootout scene ended, I just had to replay it. Bullets were flying everywhere from my speakers!!!!! The last 45 minutes were well worth the wait! There were a couple of scenes that dragged but overall I was very impressed. Silver was one of the best characters and should be given an Academy Award for best supporting actor!!!
post #60 of 72
To those who care about quentin tarantino's opinion.
He rated Lone Ranger as his top 10 movies for 2013.
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