Release Date: May 31, 2013
Director: Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy)Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson
Category: Movie reboot of the classic Lone Ranger radio/TV show.
Our take: Disney's updated take on The Lone Ranger is another reboot that's been plagued with problems; from the script, to the budget, to the casting search. Still, with the budget now reduced and production back on track, the debate is once again raging about whether this film should exist at all.
Director Gore Verbinski took the Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride and turned it into a hit cinematic trilogy - but his take on the Ranger - in which the cowboy (Hammer) is something of a comedic dunce and his Native American sidekick, Tonto (Depp), serves as the real brains - has been a major turnoff for older fans.
Unless a well-crafted trailer changes things, right now the old guard is crying foul about this one.