Having had 0 knowledge of the source material - and based on trailers, being prepared to hate the thing before I saw it - I agree with you. I really liked it - but then in my mind I couldn't help but see this as a nod to the first Western Depp did back in 95 - there's just way too many parallels (crazy goofiness and black-humor included) not to be reminded of it.Lionel Mandrake said:Okay, I went on way too long about this goofy-ass movie, but I really wanted to say it. The funny thing is, I started off typing this to talk about what a weird mess this movie is. Then as I kept going I found myself smiling and watching scenes over again to enjoy them. I like this movie.
incredible stuff. at this point i'm not surprised to find out everything is cg now, yet am surprised by how comprehensive it gets at times hah.For those wondering why Lone Ranger got an Oscar nod for effects, check these out:
CGchannel.com - The Lone Ranger: the best VFX you never noticed?
It should also be noted how Verbinski and ILM have had quite the relationship over the years, from the Pirates films to Rango to TLR.
I thought I was the only one. The soundtrack is incredible, and that final action scene. These writers know how to write a damn fun adventure film, having been responsible for Zorro and Pirates, and Verbinski won me over creatively forever with Rango.