unlikely: The Lone Ranger failed because it was trying to cash in on name recognition for a property that was old enough that only nostalgia-ready boomers were there for nostalgia, it mocked anyone who loved the old show, and it tried to make bank on having johnny depp as we-swear-he's-not-jack-sparrow. Only what they got was Johnny depp basically playing JarJar, a plot that made no real sense, a "hero" who develops skills that he has no business knowing like Neo, straight out of thin air (Where before or after he used the lasso to turn a machine gun on a train car of innocent people did we see him use a lasso?), when it is convenient for an emotional high that has no other purpose whatsoever.That movie was a shiat sandwich and a half.
Justice By Zig: I missed the British Bob movie?!?!
Great_Milenko: The Lone Ranger failed too, because the only people who remember or care about The Lone Ranger won't go back to the movies until it costs a quarter again, like it's supposed to.
Great_Milenko: So John Carter was a bomb because noone remembered (or cared) who John Carter is.The Lone Ranger failed too, because the only people who remember or care about The Lone Ranger won't go back to the movies until it costs a quarter again, like it's supposed to.What's next for Disney? Zorro? Maybe a nice bio-pic on The Ritz Brothers? Al Jolson - Blackula in Blackface?
movieman_1979: I think we're all missing the point of the article. Bruckheimer's got a Bad Boys 3 on the horizon!
RickN99: Great_Milenko: The Lone Ranger failed too, because the only people who remember or care about The Lone Ranger won't go back to the movies until it costs a quarter again, like it's supposed to.When do you think the Lone Ranger stopped being on TV? I was watching it in afterschool programming in the mid-70's and it was still going strong when I moved onto other interests. I'm 49 and I have no memory of 25 cent movies, but I have plenty of memories of the Lone Ranger and Paladin and Combat! and I Love Lucy./did not see Lone Ranger since I watch almost everything through Netflix. It's in my queue.
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