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Does this new full-length trailer for The Lone Ranger spur your desire to see the movie?

Dec. 11, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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So until I watched the trailer in front of LINCOLN the other day, I had more or less completely forgotten that THE LONE RANGER even existed. It was, granted, the same trailer we'd seen before. But still - it's still so strange that we're getting a big budget version of this story, one to which I have such little personal connection or investment, that I just plum forgot it was even releasing. Of course, the fact that hasn't been much promotional material at all didn't exactly help matters.

But I imagine that's all going to change soon as we ride closer to the six month mark prior to THE LONE RANGER's release, and this trailer is definitely one way to get the ball rolling.  Whilst the last centered on the importance of trains as described in a powerful voiceover from the always-impressive Tom Wilkinson, today's trailer takes the other track and centers on an expansion of the relationship between Armie Hammer's John Reid (aka The Lone Ranger) and Johnny Depp's Tonto.  One thing's for sure: the movie looks beautiful.  Bleakly, stunningly so.  Director Gore Verbinski has only become better at the filmmaking craft with every project he's done - here's to hoping that he and his PIRATES screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio were able to rein themselves in when it came to story length and pacing. 

Extra Tidbit: All in all, I'd say that this trailer succeeded in getting me more excited for THE LONE RANGER. But what about you? Though I do agree with the thoughts below regarding Johnny Depp's treatment of Tonto's English - if he wanted to pay homage to the stereotypical speak used in the original series, fine, but part of Depp's passion behind this project had to do with shifting the way Native Americans were portrayed in Hollywood. So I'm a bit lost.

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7:21AM on 12/11/2012

yes actually the trailer does!

I'm sold - trailer convinced me.
I'm sold - trailer convinced me.
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7:47AM on 12/11/2012

Torn...good movie, racist depiction of Tonto's English...

Music helped, and it's a good trailer, but I can't believe how racist Johnny Depp seems doing his crappy 1950's western-era "Injun talk". It seems akin to a movie where we'd put a man in blackface. Just go to the Native American museum in DC sometime...they'll help remove your Hollywood-based preconceived notions, such as how they talk and the rhythm of their drums, neither of which actually sound like they do in the movies.
Music helped, and it's a good trailer, but I can't believe how racist Johnny Depp seems doing his crappy 1950's western-era "Injun talk". It seems akin to a movie where we'd put a man in blackface. Just go to the Native American museum in DC sometime...they'll help remove your Hollywood-based preconceived notions, such as how they talk and the rhythm of their drums, neither of which actually sound like they do in the movies.
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8:02AM on 12/11/2012
I'm staying neutral on this one. It doesn't look bad, but it doesn't look that good, either.
I'm staying neutral on this one. It doesn't look bad, but it doesn't look that good, either.
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8:15AM on 12/11/2012
I'm diggin' it. I love Verbinki's sweeping shots, something that was sorely missed in Pirates 4. Deep actually does sound like Tonto from the '50s tv show and uses some old quotes, but I'm still not sold on him in the role as I just see Johnny Deep, hopefully that will change. He would have made a great villain in more of a supporting role. Still excited though and Hammer looks and sounds great.
I'm diggin' it. I love Verbinki's sweeping shots, something that was sorely missed in Pirates 4. Deep actually does sound like Tonto from the '50s tv show and uses some old quotes, but I'm still not sold on him in the role as I just see Johnny Deep, hopefully that will change. He would have made a great villain in more of a supporting role. Still excited though and Hammer looks and sounds great.
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8:54AM on 12/11/2012
Yay, it's 'The Crow: Comedy Cowboy Edition'. Just how I remember the old series on TV!
Yay, it's 'The Crow: Comedy Cowboy Edition'. Just how I remember the old series on TV!
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9:13AM on 12/11/2012

I love this...

the styling is awesome, the cinematography is mindblowing and its looks like a fun ride....
the styling is awesome, the cinematography is mindblowing and its looks like a fun ride....
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9:29AM on 12/11/2012
Looks great. Here's Gore Verbinski's next series.
Looks great. Here's Gore Verbinski's next series.
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9:36AM on 12/11/2012

Music by...

Interesting that they listed Hans Zimmer as the composer when Jack White was previously annouced.
I'm happy, beacuse I don't know what filmmusic Jack White would have done but Hans is, well, one of the best filmcomposers out there.
Interesting that they listed Hans Zimmer as the composer when Jack White was previously annouced.
I'm happy, beacuse I don't know what filmmusic Jack White would have done but Hans is, well, one of the best filmcomposers out there.
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9:51AM on 12/11/2012
Meh... Reminds me too much of Jonah Hex.
Meh... Reminds me too much of Jonah Hex.
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10:00AM on 12/11/2012

He does sound off...

I kinda figured he would have sounded like Conner in Assassin's Creed 3
I kinda figured he would have sounded like Conner in Assassin's Creed 3
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10:18AM on 12/11/2012
Looks a little bit better than i expected. Johnny Depp's Tonto seems to run just like Captain Jack. I don't have high expectations. Looks okay, like something i could watch with my family. I liked the horse Silver in the tree. Good gag.
Looks a little bit better than i expected. Johnny Depp's Tonto seems to run just like Captain Jack. I don't have high expectations. Looks okay, like something i could watch with my family. I liked the horse Silver in the tree. Good gag.
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10:49AM on 12/11/2012
It does look fun, I'll say that for it. William Fichtner looks freaky (and I could totally see Dwight Yoakam - the man he replaced - pulling that off equally well), and Tom WIlkinson was almost unrecognizable. I still rather doubt I'll see this in the theater, as I have a tendency to limit the amount of blockbusters I go see per year.
It does look fun, I'll say that for it. William Fichtner looks freaky (and I could totally see Dwight Yoakam - the man he replaced - pulling that off equally well), and Tom WIlkinson was almost unrecognizable. I still rather doubt I'll see this in the theater, as I have a tendency to limit the amount of blockbusters I go see per year.
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12:01PM on 12/11/2012
That accent is horrible. They would have been better off casting someone who actually looks Native American without having to cover their entire face in paint, and made The Lone Ranger the A list star. I like Depp, but fucken hell. This movie could be fun, but the trailer didn't do a thing for me.
That accent is horrible. They would have been better off casting someone who actually looks Native American without having to cover their entire face in paint, and made The Lone Ranger the A list star. I like Depp, but fucken hell. This movie could be fun, but the trailer didn't do a thing for me.
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1:38PM on 12/11/2012
Ya know what would have been pretty sweet? Seeing Johnny play TLR himself, without any quirks, and see if he can, ya know, play more than one kind of character? It's almost like ever since Pirates, he's just given up and decided to keep playing "the go to quirky guy". And that's a bad hat.

Also, this feels so much like a prank gone wrong. It's a generic trailer, with bland guitar "badass" music playing to let you know they mean business, but the gritty reboot of The Lone Ranger? Starring
Ya know what would have been pretty sweet? Seeing Johnny play TLR himself, without any quirks, and see if he can, ya know, play more than one kind of character? It's almost like ever since Pirates, he's just given up and decided to keep playing "the go to quirky guy". And that's a bad hat.

Also, this feels so much like a prank gone wrong. It's a generic trailer, with bland guitar "badass" music playing to let you know they mean business, but the gritty reboot of The Lone Ranger? Starring some white dude who's like 1/16th Cherokee playing the first Native American character in a mainstream film in a while who also happens to be Johnny Depp? Helena Bonham Carter dressed in her everyday clothes? I'm still not convinced it's real.
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3:23PM on 12/11/2012
"Helena Bonham Carter dressed in her everyday clothes?" That's hilarious.

So true. Every word.
"Helena Bonham Carter dressed in her everyday clothes?" That's hilarious.

So true. Every word.
1:49PM on 12/11/2012
You had me at "Kemosabe".
You had me at "Kemosabe".
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1:50PM on 12/11/2012
Eh. I want good things for Armie Hammer so I support thins, but this just seemed like they were selling another franchise. Holy crap on the POTC plug.
Eh. I want good things for Armie Hammer so I support thins, but this just seemed like they were selling another franchise. Holy crap on the POTC plug.
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4:42PM on 12/11/2012
looks like it will be a fun movie, not to be taken too serious though. Not sold on Johnny Depp yet, but all we have seen is the trailer so hopefully there is more to the character.
looks like it will be a fun movie, not to be taken too serious though. Not sold on Johnny Depp yet, but all we have seen is the trailer so hopefully there is more to the character.
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7:04PM on 12/11/2012

Name change!

I want Armie Hammer to do well. He seems like a cool dude but this movie should be called Tonto instead of the Lone Ranger if its going to be centered on Johnny Depp.
I want Armie Hammer to do well. He seems like a cool dude but this movie should be called Tonto instead of the Lone Ranger if its going to be centered on Johnny Depp.
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10:44PM on 12/11/2012

LOL.

looks like a good popcorn movie. WHo was waiting for depp to say we ride together we die together :))) when he said that line. And I was like Yeaaaa right at the end of with the train part flying and landing perfectly between them LOL
looks like a good popcorn movie. WHo was waiting for depp to say we ride together we die together :))) when he said that line. And I was like Yeaaaa right at the end of with the train part flying and landing perfectly between them LOL
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11:15PM on 12/11/2012

This isn't bad.....

It's EPICALLY bad. This is John Carter On Mars bad. I can't tell you the lengths I will go to in order to not be at the theater and accidentally walk into this movie by mistake.

Worst trailer I've seen all year.
It's EPICALLY bad. This is John Carter On Mars bad. I can't tell you the lengths I will go to in order to not be at the theater and accidentally walk into this movie by mistake.

Worst trailer I've seen all year.
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1:58AM on 12/12/2012
Meh...Dosen't look like anything special to me. If anything, I'll wait for it on redbox...
Meh...Dosen't look like anything special to me. If anything, I'll wait for it on redbox...
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3:45AM on 12/12/2012
I smell a new ride at Disneyland. A makeover of Thunder Mountain perhaps?
I smell a new ride at Disneyland. A makeover of Thunder Mountain perhaps?
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9:24AM on 12/12/2012
That trailer did nothing for me and as others have said Depp's "accent" was horrendous.
That trailer did nothing for me and as others have said Depp's "accent" was horrendous.
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7:11PM on 12/12/2012
Looks spectacular, but also looks like Jack sparrow goes west.
Looks spectacular, but also looks like Jack sparrow goes west.
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