Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Full-Length Trailer for "The Lone Ranger" Just Rode Into Town!

Andrew: Hello readers, I'm back with our second big trailer of the day, and this one is for next summer's big Johnny Depp action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger. After what seemed like years of development hell, and skyrocketing production costs while they filmed it, we finally received a teaser trailer a couple months ago showing Armie Hammer (The Social Network) in the title role and Depp as his famous sidekick, Tonto. Check it out and I'll chat about my quick takes on it after the jump:

Directed By Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney is clearly promoting the fact that The Lone Ranger is brought to you by the same crew that made the first three Pirates of the Caribbean series (Rob Marshall directed the fourth one). So from that aspect alone I'm a little excited, because Sarah and I enjoy the Pirates series and Johnny Depp is our favorite actor.

The teaser trailer (which you can watch HERE) raised my excitement level a little bit more because it looked action-packed, it looks like it has a great cast, and I think the first looks at Depp and Hammer in character may have erased a few doubts people had about the casting.

But I have to be honest...this full-length trailer tempers my excitement a little bit. It feels a little too hammy, and I hate to say it, but even in just these few minutes the trailer runs Depp's Tonto voice started bugging me. That can't be good. I still think the cast looks great and the action looks pretty sharp, but the humor just kind of threw me off a bit. And we STILL haven't seen or heard anything more about these "mystical werewolves" that may or may not be in the film. So we'll see.

What did you think of the trailer? Do Hammer and Depp sound/look good in the roles? Do the mystical aspects of the Lone Ranger apparently being immortal intrigue you or put you off? And were you expecting this to be an origin story?

The Lone Ranger hits theatres July 3rd, 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Fuck Johnny Depp and the horse he rode in on (and saved and joked at). I'm sorry, but his "acting" just pisses me the hell off these days. And of course, the film just HAS to feature both of Tim Burton's wives with Helena Bonham Carter popping up for no reason at all.