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(Guardian)   With The Lone Ranger tanking in the USA, Jerry Bruckheimer traipses overseas to convince UK media to savor movie as something more than an "immodest, wonky affair"   (theguardian.com) divider line 23
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2013-08-11 11:44:30 AM
Will get the same reception there that British Bob did here.
 
2013-08-11 11:49:51 AM
I missed the British Bob movie?!?!
 
2013-08-11 11:57:43 AM
Give it to Limey, he'll watch anything.
 
2013-08-11 12:14:29 PM
 
2013-08-11 01:57:59 PM
Maybe if Jerry added some wacky blacks to this movie too...
 
2013-08-11 02:11:51 PM
I hate to admit it but I remember enjoining Legend of the Lone Ranger more and that one really sucked.
 
2013-08-11 02:27:34 PM
I saw it in Colombia, and the theater was packed.
 
2013-08-11 02:42:26 PM
It's a good movie.  If people don't go see it because they listened to the critics, they're being foolish.
 
2013-08-11 03:35:29 PM
Yeah, that's the ticket...visit and try to convince the furriners how great your film is....like that guy who directed 'John Carter' who came across as a bitter prick doing interviews in the UK.

/actually, John Carter was enjoyable; their PR dept. just sucked
 
2013-08-11 04:07:34 PM
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?
 
2013-08-11 04:29:05 PM
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.
 
2013-08-11 04:49:00 PM
This is an even bigger waste of time than the movie itself.
 
2013-08-11 05:16:27 PM

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.


I don't think you understood the film.

SPOILERS

The Lone Ranger didn't "develop" or learn any skills; he acquired them through magic.  The horse is magic.  The horse brought him back to life and made him a western superhero.  When he was brought back to life, he had all these knew abilities - he just didn't realize it until the finale.
 
2013-08-11 05:27:21 PM
I liked it more than "Man of Steel."
 
2013-08-11 06:30:42 PM
Keep farking that chicken all you want, Bruckheimer, but critics didn't kill The Lone Ranger; you, Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp did. Trust me, if critics could kill, Michael Bay and Uwe Boll would be reduced to working at gas stations for the rest of their lives.
 
2013-08-11 07:11:50 PM

SunsetLament: .


that sounds even worse
 
2013-08-11 07:12:47 PM

Justice By Zig: I missed the British Bob movie?!?!


www.screeninsults.com
Shouldna been talking about the Queen on Independence Day
 
2013-08-11 07:21:09 PM

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.
 
2013-08-11 08:10:27 PM
*savour
 
2013-08-11 09:08:54 PM
I think we're all missing the point of the article. Bruckheimer's got a Bad Boys 3 on the horizon!
 
2013-08-11 10:07:09 PM

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?


Blackula is black. I think he just calls it "face."

movieman_1979: I think we're all missing the point of the article. Bruckheimer's got a Bad Boys 3 on the horizon!


And in a shocking development, they'll try to hand the franchise off to Jayden at the end,


Seriously, studios need to let some of these franchises die.
 
2013-08-12 08:44:40 AM
Saw the movie, with my wife.

Neither of us much a fan of westerns, I just barely know who the Lone Ranger is.

Still enjoyed the movie. So did my wife.

/also liked Wild Wild West.
//Both of us tend to enjoy Johnny Depp
 
2013-08-12 12:05:12 PM

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.


Same here. I'm 33 and I was raised on Lone Ranger, F-Troop, and 3 Stooges (And several different 3rd stooge).
 
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