Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Movies 2013 "The Lone Ranger"

I saw "The Lone Ranger" last weekend and did a lot of laughing, but there were also some sad parts (I heard some people sniffling at one of the sad moments). It is rated PG-13 due to the violence and some suggestive material. If you have seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, it is very similar in suitability for younger viewers and for the same reasons.

For those who haven't seen the movie trailer, here is a little background. John Reid is returning to his hometown after finishing law school, His brother, Dan, is a Texas Ranger. Dan deputizes John and takes him along when a posse goes after some outlaws. There is an ambush and John is found by Tonto. They have problems along the way as they try to find the men responsible for killing the rangers and Tonto's tribe.

Folks who grew up with the Lone Ranger TV series and who are hoping for a traditional western story might be a little surprised or disappointed. Viewers who enjoy Johnny Depp's crazy character of Captain Jack Sparrow will probably like his version of Tonto. Armie Hammer plays the part of the Lone Ranger. You may recognize him from the Snow White movie "Mirror Mirror." He is the prince that the evil queen (Julia Roberts) tries to marry, so she can have his money to pay her bills.

If you enjoy chases, escapes, shoot-outs, and wild stunts like jumping onto and off of speeding trains - you may want to buy a ticket.

There is a website for the movie with games, a gallery of photos, information about the characters, and more.

The Lone Ranger (2013) Poster

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