Film Screening 1st August, 2013

Poster for The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger 

8:00 PM, 1st August, 2013
No Guests

  • M
  • 149 mins
  • 2013
  • Gore Verbinski
  • Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
  • Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner

I am old enough to remember Clayton Moore playing the masked man known as The Lone Ranger in the early years of television and cinema western serials. A Canadian Mohawk First Nations citizen, Jay Silverheels, was the Lone Ranger’s faithful Indian companion.

More than 60 years on, Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films is revisiting the legend of the ‘man in the mask’ who famously did his good deeds and righting of wrongs in the ‘wild west’ before riding into the distance on his white horse ‘Trigger’.

Johnny Depp, as Tonto, gives us the background of the Lone Ranger, real name John Reid, played by Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar); how he transformed from being the sole survivor of a group of Texas Rangers ambushed by desperados, into a man of the law and then into a legend of justice, fighting greed and corruption with Tonto at his side.

The cast is a strong one, also including respected British actors Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter and Ruth Wilson.

If you were like me, glued to your seats at Saturday film matinees watching “The Lone Ranger”, or if your parents or grandparents told you what it was like, this is your chance to enjoy a new trip into the thrilling days of yesteryear.

“Hi-Ho Silver! …Away!”

John Rogers