"What a dump."
Bette Davis uttered those words in the 1949 movie "Beyond the Forest." Some critics, and apparently many filmgoers, are likening that statement to Disney's "The Lone Ranger."
That's why I haven't seen it.
I like Johnny Depp immensely. Pirates I and IV are great, well, I is and IV is better than II and III combined. Disney likes Depp too. He's made them a ton of money and virtually everything he's in produces. Except this.
To date the over $200 million dollar movie has made $82 million dollars domestically and about $67 million dollars overseas. If you put a cowboy hat on Justin Bieber and throw in some American Indians Europeans flock to the movies. They love the American West that much.
Rotten Tomatoes called the "Lone Ranger" a "bland script, bloated length and overkill." Peter Howell of the Toronto Star wrote "who, exactly, is this bipolar oater made for?"
I shudder to think that Johnny Depp as Tonto would do two things to me in the theater. Put me to sleep or make my butt so sore I won't sit for an hour after the show.
Depp's good, but he too is only human.