I Have Seen ‘The Lone Ranger’ and It’s GREAT FUN! I hate dumb-ass moronic toilet humor. Dark edgy creative shyte is right up my alley. Oh, it helps if you know some American History that ‘hurts’.

I’ve read the comments at Rotten Tomatoes and have decided those critics are full of horse-shyte.  YEAH! For the first time in a long time I was laughing out LOUD in a movie theater and clapping.  The Brotherhood of the Wolf wasn’t a funny film, but it was incredible on the big screen at a special viewing to test it in my area. I have never before–or since–been in a movie theatre where the entire audience, a fully packed large viewing room, stood up and applauded a film. Yes, I applauded that film and applaud The Lone Ranger–even if it’s all by myself! Raspberries to all naysayers!

If you know nothing about the dark side of American history you can still enjoy The Lone Ranger for its visual beauty, its over the top grand funky action, its delicious humor which is way above the toilet bowl variety many people settle for these days because it’s what the American movie industry dumbs them down with, one of the BEST uses of the William Tell Overture EVER as a soundtrack, the badass white spirit horse, and –ladies, if Armie Hammer ain’t the hottest big man on two feet I don’t know who is! Yes, I will take that man and a side of dynamite to go, please! And yes, it does have a lot of ‘fun’ with the original concept of The Lone Ranger, justice and how the series was played out long ago in a different day and age.  Depp is wonderfully deadpan. Hammer plays the naive idealist to the hilt, “It’s just not done.” Luther fans will wish for more meat for Ruth Wilson’s role–but hey, she’s ‘here’. Helena Bonham-Carter–well, hell, when isn’t she in top form? Never. All the BAD guys are really BAD! William Fitchtner rocks as Butch Cavendish (hehe–guess what I’m thinking). Tom Wilkinson delivers the acting goods as he always does.  You can have a great time with just all these goodies in the movie basket.

IF you are fairly well-informed about the dark side of American history then get ready for a full, no holds barred assault on–let’s make a list:

*the genocide of the Native Americans

*the corruption of the  military – industrial complex

*greed aka the American Way or Manifest Destiny if you prefer

*progress at any cost–Btw, what is progress really? Think about that one folks. Think HARD.

*the exploitation of immigrant workers

*kill the labor leader and stop the rebellion of the slave laborers

*there’s silver in them there hills–hey, gold rush, silver mines –samo samo

*the destruction of the environment–yeah, you can ‘frack’ a lot with dynamite and nitroglycerine

*all the harm an iron horse can do as it moves across a continent

*shall we talk about guns and violence?

*justice is blind–or maybe just blindfolded

*the legal system has nothing to do with justice, truth or what’s right and wrong

*women for a price–there are no free rides–and there are all kinds of prices and ways to pay and pay and pay

*oh, let’s take a whack at good christian folk too while we’re at it. Yeah, being saved and/or born again does not make people compassionate, loving and kind. No way.  If I’m offending anyone–well, sorry, but if you’re going to dish it out, you better be able to take it right back ’cause turn around is fair play. Hey, it’s what the script does. Yep.

Do I need to say more?

I could.

We have a problem, Huston: Ride for Justice–who the hell dares do that?

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Official The Lone Ranger website —>>> http://disney.go.com/the-lone-ranger/

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Michele said,

    August 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Well, I loved the movie, too. I am a Christian, and some reviews I’ve read were bothered by the depiction of the so called Christians in the movie. Can I just say-I do believe being born again does cause a person to change-if you TRULY are. I have my doubts as to whether some of the “Christians” in this movie truly were. Especially the preacher. The God I know teaches love. Not calling people names. Not judging by the outward appearance.
    But I didn’t post to give a sermon. Just to say I agree with you. The movie is fun, enjoyable, and certainly does not deserve the bad rap it is getting. I’m buying this one on DVD, and I hardly ever buy movies. 🙂

    • August 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Hola Michele and welcome to my blogcasa. Thanks for weighing in with your enjoyment of a great film getting as you put it–a bad rap. I wonder if the bad rap is due to how uncomfortable it might make some folks. Hmm? As for the Christians–well, they’re not the only group that the film takes aim at. They’ve got lots of company with the captains of industry.
      Love–gods of love–I’m all for that sort of god. Do No Harm. Live thy neighbor as you do yourself. Damn, what a world it might be if those tenets were put into action full scale.
      Imagine!!!!
      Namaste! Comment again when you’re inclined, Michele!

  2. penpusherpen said,

    July 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Oooo EVA, I shall be going to watch this on the BIG screen, I mean , me miss anything with Johnny Depp in it? No way hose’ !! The Lone Ranger is a treat not to be squandered. Nodded at all those valid points above, ‘n no, you don’t need to say more. we do have a problem, the whole Planet does. it’s human kind, the wrong sort, that seems to flourish methinks. xPenx

    • July 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Let me know if you enjoy The Lone Range even half as much as I did, Lady Penxx. Please. I sure hope you do!
      I wonder if ‘they’ flourish because the rest of us are too “kind”.

  3. Mervius said,

    July 28, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I’ll make sure that Alex and I check this out on video. 😀

    • July 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Are you nuts? This is GREAT on the big screen! How big is your tv screen? Hmm?

      >________________________________

  4. July 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I was so hoping to see this, but it’s already gone our of the area. So I decided to read “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie – a book I actually purchased full price. 🙂 Have you read him? “Reservation Blues” is outstanding. Here’s some info on “Fist Fight” from Alexie’s website AND …. a clip from the original Lone Ranger! Enjoy … http://www.fallsapart.com/the_lone_ranger_and_tonto_fistfight_in_heaven/
    Jeanne

    • July 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Hello Jeanne, I have indeed read much of Sherman Alexie’s work. He’s usually a damn good writer. At his best when you cry, scream and laugh all at the same time. Thanks for the links!

      I hope you catch the film on dvd one way or another. I truly enjoyed it very much–and I haven’t really enjoyed a film so much in quite some time.
      🙂


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