The Lone Ranger

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gojira, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah I heard some clips on the radio where he uses the term. Although apparently they changed the meaning from "trusty scout" or "faithful friend" to.... "wrong brother." Because now it's supposed to be a derogatory thing I guess.

    And apparently Tonto also makes fun of the "Hi-yo Silver" line as well, which is just... ugh. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Everything I've read about this seems to indicate it's not so much a Western, but a Hollywood action movie that so happens to be set in the old west.
     
  3. Aldo

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    Everything about it does make it sound bad, but with Helena Bonham Carter in it, it might just make it a must see.
     
  4. Gaith

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    Since then, we've had Open Range, 3:10 to Yuma, and True Grit, not to mention such modern westerns (in spirit if not necessarily setting) as No Country for Old Men, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Premium Rush. Cowboys and Aliens, OTOH... yeah, that was awful.

    Anyhow, funny you should mention Mask. Stephen Greydanus writes:
    :alienblush: Sounds almost Wild Wild West bad... and 43 minutes longer! :scream:
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Kind of like that Far Side cartoon where an elderly Lone Ranger is looking through a dictionary:

    "'Kemo Sabe'...Apache expression for a horse's rear end...what the hell?!?" :guffaw:

    And isn't it Hi-HO silver?
     
  6. nightwind1

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    No, it's Hi-yo, Silver. Always has been.
     
  7. plynch

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    I enjoy the radio programs on XM. Won't be going to see this flick.

    Why can't they just, y'know, make a Lone Ranger movie? Why does it have to be so mucked up? Why all the backstory? Can't we just have a hero? This makes me think of angsty-punk Kirk-with-backstory in JJtrek 09. Or Depp's all-psychy-angsty-father-issues Willy Wonka.
     
  8. auntiehill

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    Erm..........The Lone Ranger is SciFi? Did they change the concept so much that we're talking about it in the SciFi forum?
     
  9. Bah Humbug

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    I was wondering about that myself.
    I'm definitely not bothering with this movie. Nothing in the previews or commercials looks very compelling.
     
  10. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    The Lone Ranger is considered a Superhero and this is where those movies are discussed. In the mythos of the Lone Ranger he is the great-uncle of the Green Hornet another masked crime fighting superhero with a side-kick.

    If the mods don't think this belongs in this section I am sure they will either move it or close it down.
     
  11. davejames

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    Yup. "Hi-Ho" is Kermit the Frog's thing.
     
  12. DarthTom

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    Everyone was hoping it would be Cowboys and Aliens since Depp was in the film. ;)
     
  13. The Naughty List

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    I never hope anything is Cowboys and Aliens. That movie was dreadful.
     
  14. davejames

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    I didn't think it was dreadful, just generic and by the numbers.
     
  15. Bumbles861

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    Depp as Tonto was the reason I wasn't going to fork money over to see this film. I like Depp, but to cast him as a Native American Indian? Then to see some of the previews making it out to look like a comedy? No, thank you.
     
  16. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Well The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Appaloosa and True Grit were well below that, so that's fine by me.

    Oh jeez, really? That just seems unnecessary. On the radio show the Ranger was as likely to call Tonto that as the other way around.

    He is? First I've heard of it. He has no supernatural powers nor any technology that's not available to any other lawman.
     
  17. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, I wouldn't consider him a superhero. I'd consider him more of a folk hero, similar to Zorro and the Four Musqueteers.
     
  18. davejames

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    Yup, those were all excellent so I'm not really worried about Lone Ranger doing any harm to the genre. $250 million was just a ridiculous amount for a western anyway.
     
  19. DarthPipes

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    Exactly. You don't put this kind of money up for an unproven commodity.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    It's not like a western needs all that money in order to be made anyway, as Westerns are normally raw and basic instead of laden with in-your-face effects like most blockbusters.