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Wendy
09-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Disney released the very first picture from The Lone Ranger movie, and it's the one you can see with Johnny Depp playing Tonto.


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The Disney press release said “The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption".

Johnny said in an interview to entertainment weekly: “I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f—ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’” Depp told EW last year, recalling the 1949-1957 TV show, which was seen for many more decades in reruns. “I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me.”When the idea came up to do a new movie, Depp saw a way to right what he considered a pop culture wrong. “I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way to… ” he hesitated. “Eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”

The movie is scheduled to be released on the 31st May 2013.

I've got mixed views on this one, I loved the Lone Ranger as a kid and I really hope Disney doesn't change it too much.

foreverducky
09-03-2012, 11:28 AM
This should be interesting.:unsure: I think I'll hold off until a trailer comes out to decide if I want to see it or not. I didn't grow up watching Lone Ranger.

catrancher
09-03-2012, 12:33 PM
I grew up watching it as a kid. That and a whole batch of other westerns of the time (Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Sky King). I'm not really sure how this is gonna play but one thing I am sure of. If anyone can pull this off and make it work, Johnny Depp can.

On that basis alone, I think I may want to see it. :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... time will tell.)

uscwest
09-03-2012, 01:47 PM
I'm with Tom on this one. I was into the cowboy shows and Sky King as a kid too. The Lone Ranger was always one of my favorites. Oh and Tom, don't forget Hopalong Cassidy.

catrancher
09-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Oh and Tom, don't forget Hopalong Cassidy.

Oh yeah! Hopalong. Almost forgot. Thanks Kimosabe (John)! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... of all the things I ever lost, I miss my mind the most!)

Wendy
09-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Was there one called Alias Smith and Jones :unsure: my dad used to watch westerns all the time and all this talk has got me thinking about him and what he used to like. There was another one about a ranch but that completely escapes me :lol:

catrancher
09-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Was there one called Alias Smith and Jones :unsure:

There was. See this IMDB article (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066625/). That was a little later than the others though.


There was another one about a ranch but that completely escapes me :lol:

They were westerns! They all had ranches in them. :ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... Circle Bar D Whatchamacallit Hoop Dee Doo!)

Wendy
09-03-2012, 03:15 PM
They were westerns! They all had ranches in them. :ROFL:

Tom (:macwave:... Circle Bar D Whatchamacallit Hoop Dee Doo!)



:taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt: OK, :lol: was there something called the High Chaparral and another one like it :unsure:

catrancher
09-03-2012, 03:41 PM
was there something called the High Chaparral and another one like it :unsure:

Yep. The High Chaparral (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061263/). Would the other one you're thinking of perhaps be "Bonanza (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052451/)"?

Tom (:macwave:... still hung up remembering Sky King!)

Wendy
09-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Yep. The High Chaparral (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061263/). Would the other one you're thinking of perhaps be "Bonanza (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052451/)"?

Tom (:macwave:... still hung up remembering Sky King!)

Yes it was Bonanza! I remember saying to Dad that it was a silly name and asking why it was called that and my Dad saying, "because it is" :lol: :lol:

uscwest
09-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Bonanza was a term used a lot by miners when they hit a large vein of whatever they were mining. The series took place in Nevada where the famous Comstock Lode was.

Watchinherskip
09-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Don't forget Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Bat Masterson, Death Valley Days, Paladin, and the good old Wild Wild West....fun stuff...oh Skyking ok that one is a stretch

catrancher
09-03-2012, 06:36 PM
And the name of the ranch was the Ponderosa. :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... from out of the blue of a western sky... oh, wait. Wrong show.)

MystikPiglit
09-03-2012, 07:17 PM
Now I'm going to be humming the Bonanza theme all night! :lol:
I watched nearly all of the shows mentioned so far. :)
I hope Disney make a good job of the Lone Ranger.

catrancher
09-03-2012, 07:38 PM
Arrrgggghhhh....

All this talk reminded me of another one! How bout:


Wanted! Dead or Alive.

starring none other than Steve McQueen.

but Bat Masterson starring Gene Barry was one of my favorites! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... so many old westerns!)

MystikPiglit
09-03-2012, 07:47 PM
Gene Barry, haven't heard that name for a long time. We're showing our age now...... :lol:

uscwest
09-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Gene Barry, haven't heard that name for a long time. We're showing our age now...... :lol:


Age, heck, that is just a number.

uscwest
09-03-2012, 08:29 PM
om (:macwave:... so many old westerns!)

Kind of makes you long for the gold old days doesn't it Tom?

catrancher
09-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Kind of makes you long for the gold old days doesn't it Tom?

It really does John. Seems like back then, while there were only two or three channels that we got on our aerial, there was always something worth watching on. Whether it was the old Westerns like these, or "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Carol Burnett Show", "The Gary Moore Show" or even the old sitcoms like "Leave it to Beaver", "McHales Navy", or "My Favorite Martian", there was always something to watch.

Nowadays I get 350 cable channels, have a Tivo to record things with and, with very few exceptions, there's still nothing worth watching on.

Tom (:macwave:... waxing nostalgic...)