‘The Lone Ranger’ came to town in July on the day before our July 4th holiday. The Nashville area Regal Cinemas presented the film which had been highly advertised with actor Johnny Depp as ‘Tonto’.
We hadn’t been to a film in a theater in several years, but when we saw the previews of Johnny Depp in the movie, we decided to go, since we like him as an actor. So gathering up my sister-in-law and her husband, the four of us went to the theater across from Volunteer State Community College in nearby Gallatin, TN. on July 3rd, the day the movie started.
Arriving a few minutes before time for the start of the movie, we bought our tickets, got our seats and settled in to watch several other movie previews before ‘The Lone Ranger’ started.
The movie began with a small young boy in a cowboy hat and mask and he was in a museum. There we see a statue or figure of an Indian. The little boy, with big eyes, watches as the Indian comes to life right in front of him. Of course the Indian is really old, and wrinkled and we were surprised to find out this was ‘Tonto’ (Johnny Depp). As the story progresses and we get into Tonto’s life, and his time with the Lone Ranger, from time to time, we go back to the young boy who is still talking to the old Indian there in the museum.
Not to give too much away about the film or our readers won’t want to go see it themselves, this is an exciting film, showing much about the old West and the way of life back then. It is loud, it is noisy, it is well worth watching for those who enjoy the action type of movie, with much going on.
Some parts of it are funny, some are gruesome, and all-in-all, we still think actor Johnny Depp is well worth going to see in a film.
The main thing I would say to those who plan to take their young children to see ‘The Lone Ranger’ is that my ‘take-away-feeling’ after attending this movie, would be to not recommend it for small children. Sure, some of the scenes may be ‘above their heads’ and they may not totally understand the various gruesome parts of it. But then again, they may end up with nightmares from some of the shooting and killing, etc. scenes.
For adults who like action movies, I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. For small, impressionable children, I would say no admittance until at least teen-aged.
Leave comments and let us know if you have seen the film and what you think of it. We await any further films with Johnny Depp in them, how about you?