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'Lone Ranger' (politically correct version) Stumbles Out of Gate, Trounced by Kiddie Flick
Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Jul 2013, 2:42 PM PDT | by Christian Toto

Posted on 07/03/2013 5:12:48 PM PDT by drewh

The Lone Ranger is no match for a group of nattering yellow creatures known to film fans as "Minions."

The western reboot, a P.C. affair driven by the creative team behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is losing the box office battle to a kiddie sequel. And it's not even close.

Despicable Me 2, starring the voice of Steve Carell and those adorable Minions, is off to a blazing start with an estimated $35 million haul today alone. The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, is expected to bring in $15 million, by comparison.

The Ranger reboot got off to a rocky start early on with the project briefly scrapped before being revived.

Now, it must reverse its initial box office figures and score big overseas to make up for its bloated $225 million-plus budget.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: loneranger; theloneranger

1 posted on 07/03/2013 5:12:48 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Kiddie movies have a built-in box office bonus...junior wants to go; mom and dad get dragged along. Three ticket sales in the bag. I wonder how these movies would do if parents didn’t have to tag along. (Yes...I realize there are actually some adults that want to see these, as well.)


2 posted on 07/03/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: drewh
Commenter: Johnny looks stupid with white makeup on his face and a dead chicken on his head.
3 posted on 07/03/2013 5:18:10 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: drewh

I saw the last LR movie and I’ll see this one. Big fan of the TV show as a youngster.

I already know I won’t like Pirates of the Lone Ranger.

Can’t we just have a simplier old time western without train hopping and such.

Do we really need a stronger Tonto stealing the scenes. Wasn’t he strong in the series. Do we need a Goth Tonto?


4 posted on 07/03/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: drewh

For me the Lone Ranger was Clayton Moore and Tonto was Jay Silverheels. End of story. First Johnny Depp messes with Dark Shadows, now this. He looks like a freak.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 5:25:18 PM PDT by quilterdebbie (We will endeavor to persevere!)
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To: drewh

I’m wondering why no one made a fuss when Johnny Depp, who thinks he might have Cherokee blood somewhere in his ancestry, plays a fake Indian. Exactly what tribe is he supposed to be from? Apache? Navaho? Commanche?

His thin body is not consistent with these tribes, any more than was Diamond Philipps (a FilAm who played an Indian in the Young guns series).

Yes, I know Hollywood often casts across ethnic lines, but things seem to be getting worse lately. There are a lot of talented American Indian Actors (Canadian Graham Greene for example): Apocolyptico and the movie on the code talkers come in mind.... Or they could have cast a Mexican American actor in the role, since most Mexicans who come to the US are metziso with Indian blood.

At least the original Long Ranger had Jay Silverheel play Tonto...


6 posted on 07/03/2013 5:29:04 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: morphing libertarian

I have the last LR movie somewhere and converted it to avi by one of our techies here in L.A. The villain in that movie was Christopher Lloyd, better known as Doc Brown from Back to the Future trilogy...


7 posted on 07/03/2013 5:31:40 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: drewh

By PC I guess they mean a really smart minority and a dopey white guy.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 5:36:52 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: max americana

yes

and din’t one of the Keach brothers dub over the LR voice?


9 posted on 07/03/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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10 posted on 07/03/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Zhang Fei

Johnny Depp is still wearing eye shadow, too. He can’t drop the metrosexual thing.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: drewh

yes and I couldn’t miss some of the constant ads running the last week.

I hear the bird is dead and he “feeds” it.

The LA time (at the coffee shop free, not paid by me) gave them a very bad review.

It’s depp’s movie to bomb. Well see what happens.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 5:40:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: quilterdebbie

“Like”.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: quilterdebbie

I watched “Dark Shadows” for Bella Heathcote. An angel if there ever was one.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 5:43:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: drewh
It doesn't matter what the movie was, Despicable Me II would still kill it.
15 posted on 07/03/2013 5:43:30 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: morphing libertarian
I love watching the old Lone Ranger TV shows on DVD. I never noticed when I was a kid that every time the LR and Tonto go galloping down a dirt road, it's always down the same road and around the same corner.

I'm not planning to see this new movie, nor did I see the newest Superman. The ones from our youth were just too much fun to be messing with them.

16 posted on 07/03/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

I think these westerns and Star Trek and others were filmed on the same ranch in the SF Valley or just north where the Manson gang held out for awhile.

The rocks where the LR and Tonto ride around are the same where Kirk fought the monster mano a mano, IIRC.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 5:47:14 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: grania

I liked Man of Steel except for the 20 minute tear up the scenery fight at the end.

I went to the box office and asked for a ticket to Superman. The kid looked at me like I was speaking another language.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 5:49:32 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: drewh
I can't wait till the Spanish version of this movie comes out. (Tonto means "stupid," or "idiot" in Spanish.)

Every time they refer to Johnny Depp as "Tonto," they will be saying something like "Hey, Stupid."

19 posted on 07/03/2013 5:54:55 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: drewh

I saw Despicable Me 2 today and LOVED it..gotta love those adorable little Minions..the theater was packed, every screen playing it was packed. I checked out the screen playing The Lone Ranger and hardly anyone was there, but this was in the afternoon so maybe the evening rush more will come and see it


20 posted on 07/03/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

I won’t see the Lone Ranger. I can’t understand why in the previews Depp gets top billing as Tonto when it’s supposed to be about the ranger.

And yes, Depp looks ridiculous as Tonto.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 6:31:17 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: rfreedom4u

It’s Tonto and the Lost White Guy—seriously. PC gone native as it were...


22 posted on 07/03/2013 6:35:25 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth)
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To: arthurus

It looks like he hadn’t finished removing all of his ‘Dark Shadows’ greasepaint before getting into character as Tonto.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 6:49:49 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: drewh

Despicable Me 2 has a distinct advantage that The Lone Ranger does not.

It is, by most accounts, an entertaining movie.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 6:55:43 PM PDT by Kip Russell
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To: LadyDoc

Johnny Deep is about as indian as Iron Eyes Cody.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 7:09:17 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Kirk did most of his fighting on a closed set.

They had to keep turning the fake boulders around to have them look a little different.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: drewh

muwahahaha


27 posted on 07/03/2013 7:11:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Kip Russell

Johnny was not bareback on horse. He had a sheer Velcro saddle planted on his butt. They failed to synch it tight and Johnny rode a terrorized horses belly.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT by Broker (Obama, the devils fart.)
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To: donmeaker

Amerindians should be burning down theaters at this depiction of an Indian as a clown


29 posted on 07/03/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: drewh

More garbage I can ignore.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 7:19:54 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: drewh
What is this? Am I the only one who looks at Depp and immediately has this come to mind?


31 posted on 07/03/2013 8:22:44 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: morphing libertarian
"...Kirk fought the monster mano a mano..."

Hahahaha....and that stupid music was playing in the background as they struggled! You have to admit, when even a kid looks at a cheesy reptilian head and thinks..."Oh no...The paper mache head is going to kill Capt. Kirk!" then your special effects department needs help!

(One of my favorite movies is "Galaxy Quest"...they NAIL it!)

32 posted on 07/03/2013 8:26:59 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

One of the running problems. They had small budget. Even rummaged the lot trash bins for props.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 8:45:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I heard about that, as the actor had the looks, but not the overall qualities for a star.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:12 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: drewh

I saw it. It was not a very good movie. And yes it was politically correct...


35 posted on 07/03/2013 10:46:33 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: drewh

when I saw that idiot depp with a bird on his head I knew the movie was DOA


36 posted on 07/04/2013 12:58:30 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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