The Lone RangerNostalgia is big in Hollywood, and no other studio has captivated the minds and hearts of our past like Disney. After finally completing its long journey at sea with Pirates of the Caribbean, the studio has set its sights reliving another classic, The Lone Ranger.

The Lone RangerNostalgia is big in Hollywood, and no other studio has captivated the minds and hearts of our past like Disney. After finally completing its long journey at sea with Pirates of the Caribbean, the studio has set its sights reliving another classic, The Lone Ranger.

It is hard not to bring the two parallels into focus when discussing The Lone Ranger. Both use the same blockbuster team in recreating the magic behind their pictures, and it shows that they all work together with a special dynamic that brings perfect entertainment to the theatre. John Reid, played by the deadpan Armie Hammer, is our reluctant hero. Guided on his journey for justice is the enigmatic Tonto, played by Johnny Depp. Their paths cross almost by luck, during a train robbery no less, yet immediately they are bound together by more than just a sense of justice and some unknown mystical force.

Only when we are off the trains and onto our horses does the magic between our duo begins to shine. Tonto, having tapped into the spirit world, only guides his Kemosabe as an obligation that he is indeed a special sort of person whose destiny is to correct the balance in nature. At heart, this is what the film is about: a buddy comedy in the Wild West, trying to uncover a mystery, and why all the circumstances seem to inexplicably surround every person they know.

The film’s action sequences are exciting. There is no shortage of good laughs, in which often delivered by the scene-stealing Tonto himself. Cowboy movies would not be completed without a madam with a heart of gold, reminding the audience that this is in fact, a true Disney movie. Though the story might be a little predictable at times, it’s always comforting to know that legends of decades past can always inspire the ranger in all of us. For those who were wondering, there is a little bit of Jack Sparrow in Tonto.

Running time: 2hr 29min; Rating: PG-13

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