Entertainment

The Lone Ranger Blu-ray + DVD Review

lone rangerTitle: The Lone Ranger (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Release Date: December 17, 2013

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The Lone Ranger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It’s a wild ride of high velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes. The Lone Ranger (Hammer), the last of his kind, teams with Tonto (Depp), a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It’s a runaway train of epic surprises, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together before the ultimate showdown between good and evil explodes.

Bonus Features:

  • Blooper Reel 
  • Deleted Scene 
  • Riding The Rails Of The Lone Ranger: For the production of the movie, director Gore Verbinski had a five mile oval track built along with multiple engines and cars. See the incredible effort that went into crafting such a detailed and important part of The Lone Ranger.
  • Armies’s Western Road Trip: Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) takes viewers on a tour of the scenic locations the production shot in as we see and learn more about the amazing places he went to become The Lone Ranger.
  • Becoming A Cowboy: Before the cast began shooting the film, they had to learn how to shoot a gun…and ride a horse. In this piece we follow the cowboy (and cowgirl) cast to boot camp, where they got a chance to experience what their characters would really be living like in the Wild West

My Review:

Let me preface by saying that I’ve never watched The Lone Ranger TV show nor did I really know much about the characters. I went into watching this movie with no idea of what to expect and I was taken for a wild ride! The Lone Ranger was action-packed with lots of intense scenes. It was also surprisingly funny! I did not expect that at all. Johnny Depp played Tonto, The Lone Ranger’s sidekick and he was absolutely hilarious. I didn’t know if he was a little bit crazy or what, but he made both John and I laugh throughout the movie.

The story is basically good against evil. The Lone Ranger and Tonto against the outlaw, Butch Cavendish and his gang of thugs. The Lone Ranger is determined to find Butch and bring him to justice to avenge his brother’s death. The movie starts even before the Lone Ranger becomes the “The Lone Ranger” and is just a regular lawyer. It was interesting to learn how and why he turned into this new persona. We also learned why he wears the mask. 

Then there’s Tonto played by Johnny Depp. Doesn’t he play the quirkiest characters? This one is no different. He was made for the role of Tonto. He was funny, soulful and very likable. I actually liked his character better than the Lone Ranger himself! It was interesting to learn Tonto’s story and why he separated from his tribe. It was a little sad and I felt bad for him.

My favourite scenes were the action ones on the train with all the special effects. I kept thinking no way anyone would survive that, but of course they did! It’s the movies right? It was thrilling just to watch the crazy stunts. 

I was glad in a way that it wasn’t a love story. At first, I thought it may have turned into one, but it really wasn’t. It’s definitely more of an action adventure movie.

It’s rated PG-13 and does have a few violent scenes with guns and other weapons. I think my youngest daughter, who is 9, would be fine watching it though. It really depends on the child and how sensitive they are.

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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