Movie News: The Lone Ranger crew blames critics for bad box office
The Lone Ranger has been a disaster at the box office and the movie’s stars know where the blame should be placed.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! UK, stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, along with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, didn’t hold anything back when it came to defending The Lone Ranger and blaming critics for their terrible reviews (the movie is at 29 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) for its terrible box office haul (just $80 million domestically).
While I do agree with what they say about critics sometimes writing off movies before they even see them, they just have to face the reality that The Lone Ranger is not a very good movie (read our full review here). And just because a movie gets bad reviews, doesn’t mean it automatically doesn’t make any money — just look at the Transformers series and more recently, Grown Ups 2.
My favorite moment from the whole interview is when Bruckheimer said that The Lone Ranger is “really a terrific movie” and that critics will re-review in a couple of years and realize that they missed something. Um, no. We’ll review it in a couple of years and still think it’s crap — probably even more so.