Director Gore Verbinski teams up yet again with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Johnny Depp for a reimagining of the iconic Western hero the Lone Ranger that comes loaded with Depp playing a heavily made-up eccentric, a series of Rube Goldberg-esque action sequences, and a cast stocked with talented Brits. Basically, it’s everything the Pirates of the Caribbean
movies taught these guys that the market demands.
The plot, though overly complicated in the telling, is actually quite simple. Educated lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) returns to his hometown of Colby, TX, on a train that’s carrying the fearsomely violent bad guy Butch Cavendish (William Fic...