I just got around to watching the two and a half hour long film The Lone Ranger and now I see why everyone hated it. I personally didn’t hate the film, would I watch it again? NO, but I didn’t hate it. The first thing I’ll say is that at 2 hour and 30 minutes it was just way to long, two hours should really be the max length, this after all was no LotR: Return of the King. Second goes back to being to long, there were several scenes that just seemed like filler and didn’t really add to the story, if the editor and director had cut this film down and taken out filler scenes they could have held my attention a lot better instead of boring me with useless story.
As far as the cast went I really had no problem with the acting, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, and Tom Wilkinson all did fine parts and were believable. That being said I don’t think they could have carried this film on their own, if Johnny Depp hadn’t been Tonto this this wouldn’t have been watchable, and yes all he did was play Captain Jack as an Indian, but he was still funny and as long as he can make me laugh with that character then that’s fine keep it up.
The sight gags and random comments by Tonto make this tolerable, but it’s not one you’ll want to sit through again. If you haven’t seen it yet I’d say go ahead and watch it, just rent the film don’t buy it until you’ve see it for yourself.