‘The Lone Ranger’ Spoilers Discussion

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While our readers are already talking about this movie in the comments section of our Lone Ranger review, this is the place where you can discuss The Lone Ranger spoilers without concerns about ruining the movie for people who haven’t seen it yet.

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We’ve set up a poll below where you can rate The Lone Ranger for yourself. Other than that, feel free to discuss the film and all its surprises!

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The Lone Ranger runs 149 minutes and is Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material. Now playing in theaters.

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  1. I COULD NOT believe it when Kate Winslett popped out out of the blue as that crazy salon bar chick and flashed her hoo ha, it was a ridiculous scene, the film lost me at that point. Not humorous AT ALL.

    • Wait, Are you joking? Or are you serious?

    • Don’t you mean Helena Bonham Carter?

      • Wouldn’t surprise me if it was Kate Winslet. Her body parts have starred in more movies than Channing Tatum has at this point.

  2. No interest in this movie. The pirates movies overrated. Depp once a great actor is becoming a Nicolas Cage, Al Pachino, and Jack Nicholson. Same character in different movies.

    • I agree! he plays the same character the only difference this time was that he had a crow on his head…this was not Tonto’s character. Oh well, it wasn’t The Lone Ranger’s either…it was a lawyer with a ranger pin from his brother. disappointed.

  3. It was Helena Bonham Carter or Ms Tim Burton.

  4. The movie should have been called Tonto … Was more about him. Plus, not sure I get the whole use of the flashback device with the elderly Tonto. Didn’t work for me and did nothing to forward the story. It could have been a DVD bonus material option. You remove that right there and the film is already better!

  5. The movie just takes forever for a origin story. If and I mean if they make a sequel, well that one could be fun to see.

  6. I must be the only one who thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

    • I enjoyed it, I don’t understand all the serious hate for it.

    • This is headed for cult classic status. Many cult classics were not liked out of the box, but aged well.

    • I thought it was great, too. People just hated it. I don’t know why. It was a different take on something old. It was never implied it would be traditional or the same and the fact that it isn’t is part of the appeal to me.

  7. This was a very long movie and there was a lot to it. I really did enjoy it. Plot-wise it did have that somewhat overly convoluted flavor that Pirates had, but the action and performances were good enough for it not to matter much.

    I was happy that it touched on most of the classic Lone Ranger themes and details – particularly as an origin story.

    Depp and Hammer were both very good as the leads. I enjoyed the comedic moments throughout and the more emotional and somber moments seemed to fit well too.

    Overall, it’s not a great film, but well worth the price of admission and a fun, exciting summer movie.

    • I enjoyed it too. The funny parts were actually funny. I was a bit long though. Edit half an hour from the film and it would be a winner.

    • ADDENDUM:
      I was just reminded by another commenter… the theatre I saw this at was packed as well and a lot of people even applauded at the end.

      I don’t know if it will be profitable enough for a sequel but I think it is a lot better than what many of cynical post-tweens are saying about it.

  8. Good movie but too long. Is the art of editing dead?

  9. Yeah it was a bit long. But I gotta tell ya, The last 5 minutes made it all worth it. I and my wife havent laughed that hard in years.

  10. I thought the movie was FUN, I mean we could of done without the Old Tonto telling the story, That ending train scene was awesome!

  11. I did enjoy this new version of the “Lone Ranger”, but not without some criticism. I agree with the previous comment about the introductory framing story portraying a 1933 wild west show — that really pulls you away from the plot, adds nothing. The movie itself was mostly entertaining and I’m glad it portrayed the basic origin story — the Rangers led into an ambush by Collins who works for Cavendish. Photography was great and the Hans Zimmer music, especially toward the end, was perfect for a western adventure. A couple of other things I would not miss if they were cut out: making the US cavalry into villains — that was definitely not part of the original Lone Ranger stories; having a villain who eats human hearts (must be for the zombie and vampire fans). I felt the script’s bow to “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” worked well — the Lone Ranger beginning as a Jimmy Stewart style attorney. And the Native American scenes were strong. Hope the film does well I would love to see a sequel pick up some more plotlines from the original stories.

  12. I didn’t want to see this movie, but my friend made me. And I AM SO GLAD! This was the MOST FUN MOVIE I’VE SEEN ALL SUMMER!!!! It was a blockbusting, popcorn flick full of fluff, fun, frenzy, crazy action and, did I say, FUN!!!

    I bet few of the negative posts here are actually from people who SAW this flick.If they did, they didn’t see the movie WE saw. In the theater I was at everyone was laughing, clapping, cheering… engaged and LOVING this flick. Having seen the movie myself I do NOT understand all the negativity.

    Hammer does a wonderful job and is believable as his character grows from wimpy lawyer to idealist lawman. Depp was great in the role. Is it the 1930s Lone Ranger. NOOO. And thank goodness. This is the western version of Pirates or Star Wars or even Indiana Jones. It’s action mixed with silly adventure and a little extra bit of magic all its own.

    ITS WHAT A SUMMER MOVIE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I never post on these things but I’m so annoyed by the negativity I just had to say….If you havent seen it yet…. GO! It’s SO FREAKIN FUN!!!!

    • yeah i have agree didnt really want to see the movie either ,but i loved it ..great story action and pure fun …can t wait to see it again……………..

  13. Having grown up on reruns of the old Lone Ranger series, this was a hero who meant a lot to me. I often thought actors like Mel Gibson, Hugh Jackman, Aaron Eckhart, even Jim Caviezel, would have made credible movie versions of the masked man. That isn’t to say I didn’t like Armie Hammer. He had his moments where his earnestness was genuine. The overall humor was a bit uneven but this was a popcorn movie. It had laughs, action, heart (no pun intended). Was it the Lone Ranger I grew up on? No. But it didn’t have to be and I’m okay with what I saw.

    The writers might have done a better job connecting Tom Wilkinson’s character to the Tonto back story and they could have dropped Helena Bonham Carter’s role entirely. Barry Pepper was underrated, as he often has been, though I realized this was a Disney film and it needed its bits of humor given the number of children in the audience. The use of flashback added little, though.

  14. I just saw it today and my wife I loved it! I can’t understand the hate. I would go see it again. I am a long time Lone Ranger fan and they took some liberties, what director would do something different. I hope they do a sequel!

  15. OK I give it 2 stars, so you know where this is headed. I grew up watching the Lone Ranger (not reruns). I like the idea of an origin piece and found some of the humor to be great Kemosabe meaning wrong brother cracked me up. BUT the movie failed, the movie could not seem to decide if it was an action film or a comedy as it was PG13 I think they should have stayed as a comedy with action and left out the flesh eating villainy. It was also disconnected. What happened to the Lone Ranger? Why was Tonto in the museum was he a live model or was this supposed to be a mannequin come to life? They should cut 20 to 30 minutes out of the movie and add one at the very end; had an elderly John Reid and Rebecca walked into the museum at the end and said to Will, “C’mon we need to get back home” and had Will say, “Coming Grampa, just a minute Grandma”. It would have resolved many issues (What happened to The Lone Ranger? , Did he ever come back for Rebecca? Why was Tonto talking to this little boy? Why was Will dressed like the Lone Ranger, etc )and by that I mean resolved them the way I would have preferred…. Also there needed to be some closure on Tonto, especially as he walks out into the desert during the credits, I was actually hoping that he would sit down against a rock and have Silver come for him to escort him to the other side, with a young Tonto riding off with him and and living crow flying with them. Some of the humor worked, the “gore” needed to be left out and lose the Monty Pythonesque rabbits.

    • his spirit lived on as a crow ,think that was the idea ………..

    • the young boy thing ,i was looking for a answer to that aswell ,think it might have beenthat anyone can put on the mask for the next generation …there always needs to be a man in a mask fighting for justice to keep all the crooked politicans and law makers in line ….maybe…lol…

  16. This movie was meant to be fun. And thats what it is- as long as you don’t try to put it in a box. Its set up to be a sequel that’s why we don’t know what happens to everyone. Mainly I found myself asking if Depp was culturally sensitive in his portrayal of a native american… hence why im here. I want to know what others think about the “grown up” political side of the situations portrayed in this movie.In hindsight i realized the plot is exactly the same as the first Pirates movie and I feel that’s why they framed the story with the circus opening- Which I didn’t care for partly because the makeup was bad and partly because I was IN the movie and then the boy would interrupt. Lol
    Finally- the psycho cannibal bad guy- I thought he was great. The level of horror in his brutality made you hate him. It was a bit hard to believe he would work for anyone else though… the character seemed intelligent~ though i guess they were partners moreso than a boss and lackey… but then why did they go down such different paths and then reinite? I suppose thats another point for “suspension of disbelief”. A key skill for enjoying this type of movie while watching it- basically if you arw the kind of person that goes “that would never happen!” Instead of laughing then its not the movie for you. Right?

    • yeah the baddie was really good …really bad guy …

  17. It was a good movie HEEEHAW! Very interesting. Iam not a big fan Lone Ranger. But it’s a Western-Action Movie. Johnny Depp did a good job playing this Indian warrior. He is silly in this movie

  18. I was actually surprised at how good it was, maybe that’s what happens when you have low expectations.

    I do think Depp was good as Tonto although you can’t help but think “What is Jack Sparrow doing in the Wild West?”.

    Hammer was a bit wimpy as the Lone Ranger so it made it less believable he could turn out so heroic over the course of the movie.

    Unlike others, I didn’t mind the old Tonto telling the story… it added more levity.

    I also like how they incorporated the silver mine thing into the story, I believe originally, Dan and John discovered the silver and were planning to retire after being Rangers. Don’t really like the brother’s wife love triangle and I also think that Tonto and John should have met as kids like the original.

    Our theater was also packed, but that’s only because they were playing Lone Ranger in the smaller rooms. We have one of those 21 screen mega theaters and the 4 giant ones were showing Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University… I guess they also didn’t think Lone Ranger would do too well.

  19. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but the naysayers are wrong!! This is the “must see ” movie of the. Year. If u like quirky humor and want to be entertained, no bad language nor nudity u r in for a great treat..this is not ur grandmas lone ranger (no offence intended) very Indiana jonesish. Wouldn’t change a thing. The “William tell overture ” was introduced perfectly!!!

  20. I went to the movie thinking it would actually be a movie about the lone ranger, but it wasn’t instead it was a big joke! A lawyer with a ranger pin from his brother? Are you kidding me? This was a movie all about Jack Sparrow/depp. I was disappointed the entire time and thought “WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE TELL ME?” I think it might have been OK to some degree if it had a different title other than the Lone Ranger because this was NOT a movie about the Lone Ranger or Tonto for that matter and really the rabbits? and the cannibal? IT was so dumb and jumpy all over the place. All I can say is I hated it and wasted my money on a movie that was not what it claimed. So if you haven’t seen it already…DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY unless you love the pirate movies and don’t know anything about the Lone Ranger.

  21. the movie was great..the old tonto could be set up for sequels being a storyteller of the many adventures…overall i give in a 8/10

  22. Now I’m all about the 2nd Amendment, but I liked how John Reid eschewed guns. I respect a person who abides by their principles. It gave credibility to his transformation into the Lone Ranger. Some criticize Hammer’s portrayal as too beta, but he had a great character arc from naive lawyer to reconstructed gunslinger.

    Depp rocked it as Tonto. I think his performance had a punk rock vibe to it. Johnny Rotten as a Comanche, if you will.

    Verbinsky, Depp, Hammer, the screenwriters, Bruckheimer all hit the right note with this one. Forget the critics’ complaints. This was a damn fine movie, I don’t care how much it cost. I’d watch a sequel, if one gets made.

  23. loved it, loved it, loved it….. only I didnt get the part about the cannibalistic rabbits…. Can someone clue me in on that? Other wise 4 thumbs up

  24. I just got out of the movie and loved it. I had to do a search to try to find out why so many people supposedly don’t like this movie. I have come up with more positive comments than negative comments. Where are all the negative comments coming from I really enjoyed it and will probably go see it again.This was supposed to be a fun movie with both comedic and serious tones and to me it was. Also, if anyone had read Johnny Depp’s comments about the making of the movie, he actually said that he wanted to change the relatioknship between Reid and Tonto, “why is the f*****g Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do” so what was the surprise there for people who disliked that it centered on Tonto? Apparently they don’t read.

  25. I just got out of the movie and loved it. I had to do a search to try to find out why so many people supposedly don’t like this movie. I have come up with more positive comments than negative comments. Where are all the negative comments coming from I really enjoyed it and will probably go see it again.This was supposed to be a fun movie with both comedic and serious tones and to me it was. Also, if anyone had read Johnny Depp’s comments about the making of the movie, he actually said that he wanted to change the relationship between Reid and Tonto, “why is the f*****g Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do” so what was the surprise there for people who disliked that it centered on Tonto? Apparently they don’t read.

  26. I thought this was probably the most fun movies I have seen in a while. A little off the wall and quirky but highly entertaining. Too bad the critics gave it such bad reviews. I know that if the critics give a movie a thumbs down, then I will probably enjoy it. I wasn’t dissapointed.

  27. Just saw this last night with my wife and 2 sons, 16 and 12. This is the first movie all 4 of us have seen and all four have raved about.

    I loved the old diorama native American narrator as a device to pull the whole story together. I like this idea in a post-Big Fish/How I Met Your Mother entertainment world where the viewer is left to wonder how much of the story is true and how much is made up. Or even if the old Indian is even talking, period. What does the boy visiting the museum WANT to hear? The Detroit Historical Museum has these kinds of exhibits and I was taken back to my own childhood.

    The movie was very enjoyable to me from the standpoint of my love of old westerns and how many references there are to them, especially Once Upon a Time in the West by Sergio Leone. The “Railroad trusts are killing the country” theme is right there and the ending scene with “bad trade” is a nice tip of the hat to the “aha” scene in the same movie with Frank telling young Harmonica to play. The theme music even recalls OUaTitW at points.

    I liked the fact that there were also several references to Bridge on the River Kwai, The Searchers and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. These were not lost on my kids who have seen these movies too.

    I liked the mix of action, humor and some intellectual stuff thrown in as well. I really liked the infusion of the supernatural stuff. I read that there was more of that, but some got trimmed.

    The movie kept me engaged from start to finish. I may be the rare one who hoped the movie would keep on going. I think this may be one of those movies that time is kind to. Something that gets forgotten for a bit and then is given a fresh look with more appreciation.

    As for the end, I am reminded of Being There. When Tonto walks off, does he really walk off? Was it all a dream? Or is it reality? I like movies that fill up fan pages with the questions of “Was Deckard a replicant?” or “Was Terrance Mann a ghost?”

    With that in mind, I hope there is no sequel and this stands on its own.

  28. I saw the movie last night and I liked it a lot. I really enjoyed the fact that movie provides some history behind the Lone Ranger. However… I left the theater with some questions: why was Tonto at the museum? Who was the little boy? What happened to the Lone Ranger at the end?

  29. Hi
    I saw this movie yesterday with my husband ( who did not really want to go ) and LOVED it !!!!!
    Do not understand all the negative comments. It is entertaining without bad language or sex .
    Even my husband had to agree it was better than he expected, mind you, Johnny Depp can do no wrong in my eyes. Well worth a visit for some fun and escapism .
    Pure gold.