Featured: Why The Lone Ranger should be 20 min long
This last week on the InSession Film Podcast, we reviewed The Lone Ranger and for the most part we picked it apart like most people have. The first two hours are boring, dull and empty in almost every way but the last 20 minutes is just incredible. If the movie would of just been the last twenty minutes, even with no set up or backstory, it’d probably make my Top 5 for the best films of the year so far. It’s so much fun and wrangles in everything that is awesome about the Lone Ranger. Get rid of the controversial Tonto backstory, the boring John Reid and just give us the over-the-top action we wanted to see. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
This weekend, we thought about taking some friends to the drive-in to see Pacific Rim, in which it played at the same time as The Lone Ranger. Well Pacific Rim just happens to be 20 minutes shorter than The Lone Ranger and we joked about taking our friends to watch the last 20 minutes after Pacific Rim, which would of made for a way better film if that’s all you saw. We ended up not getting a chance to do that, but if you want to see The Lone Ranger, I’d recommend something similar and you’ll love it.
Anyway, check out Nate and I’s entire conversation of The Lone Ranger on Episode 20 of the InSession Film Podcast below.
For more on this terrible movie, Nate and I go into some fun spoiler discussion on the movie here in our weekly bonus content. To buy this and any other bonus content, click here.