Lone-Ranger-Landscape
While there’s no denying the Disney/Depp relationship went stale a long time ago and his clownish buffoonery has entirely consumed the once-great screen actor, there is still plenty to appreciate in Gore Verbinski’s beautifully realised, mean-spirited western. Quite why $250 million was pumped into it, or why anyone thought this was a suitable topic for a summer tentpole release is baffling, but William Fichtner is a gleefully malevolent villain the film features some of the very best train sequences ever committed to screen. An ill-judged mess, no doubt, but the Old West itself never looked so good.

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