Another plane ride, another unexpected movie review. I seriously hadn’t planned on watching The Lone Ranger, but boredom plus free makes for some powerful incentives.
I didn’t watch the film in theaters because it just didn’t seem worth $10 – $12. I’m still not sure whether it’s worth that much, but the movie passed the “acceptably fun” test for being stuck without other entertainment on a plane, and it didn’t explode with the offensiveness I had expected. That’s not to say that others won’t find it offensive, since some clearly already have (Hanay Geiogamah, for example). In fact, coming around to it, I had such low expectations for the movie that it can’t help but have exceeded them. Please bear this in mind. I’ll do my best not to spoil anything too much, and I’ll warn you before the spoilers get hot and heavy… but some are inevitable. Read on as you see fit.