The UnPopular Opinion: The Lone Ranger

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Welcome back to The UnPopular Opinion! The UnPopular Opinion features different takes on films that either I hated, but that the majority of film fans loved or vice versa. We have always hoped this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Now, with us entering the visual world, you can get pissed off in a whole new medium!

Trying to ride the success of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Disney made a big marketing misstep with THE LONE RANGER. A bomb on par with JOHN CARTER, Gore Verbinski's western is an epic blockbuster we don't get these days with solid performances from both Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. So, join us as we revisit the remake of the classic serial and show you why THE LONE RANGER is a great movie that deserves a second look.

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Alex Maidy has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. A Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and a member of Chicago Indie Critics, Alex has been's primary TV critic and ran columns including Top Ten and The UnPopular Opinion. When not riling up fans with his hot takes, Alex is an avid reader and aspiring novelist.