Disney’s The Lone Ranger is set in the old west, so naturally trains are a big part of it – the completion of a significant portion of the continental railway is one the film’s key plot points. What isn’t apparent onscreen, though, is that the filmmakers had to build their trains and lay their own track. Check out the video above to see that story – then follow the jump to watch a featurette on the film’s story & characters.
The Lone Ranger is one of those movies that could be either a spectacular success or a mind-boggling failure. The trailers – including the newest one (follow the jump to view) – look great, but trailers can lie. As a Lone Ranger fan since the original TV series, I’m hoping for the spectacular success – but I’m still crossing my fingers.
Here’s hoping The Lone Ranger can bring dusters back – or at least not kill them off for another generation…
Remember that Lone Ranger movie that Disney de-greenlighted because of budgetary concerns – and was restructured to fit their requirements? Well, it’s being filmed as we speak – and we have our first look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in the lead roles.
Tagline: From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ THE LONE RANGER. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.
After first encountering Rango’s brilliance in 3D, I was pleased to discover that the 2D version on the DVD makes up for the loss of that extra dimension by being bright, sharp and gorgeous. An unexpected plus was the inclusion of an extra feature that’s not listed on the cover – two, if you include an extended version of the film.
With its awesome animation and vivid colors, Rango is flashy enough to amuse kids [who won’t understand much of it] – but its sophisticated storytelling and references make it a joy for serious film buffs.