New Trailer: “The Lone Ranger”

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Movie News

USA, October 3—–A lot has been happening in the world of the Wild West these past few weeks. First, we were treated to some new photos from the newest Jerry Bruckheimer/Gore Verbinksi action thriller, plus a new poster, and now we have the very first official trailer. And an action thriller it surely is turning out to be.

The trailer, and I suspect the same will be true for the film, focuses largely around the good ol’ Iron Horse (the steam locomotive for all you illiterates). The trailer opens with some shots of a train and the voice of Tom Wilkinson’s character boasting, “From the time of Alexander the Great, no man could travel faster than the horse that carried him. Not anymore.” Some more jibber jabber about the awesome power of the horseless transport, and we see some great action shots.

Then the unmistakable voice of Johnny Depp’s Tonto pronounces the immortal words (or at least they sound as if they should be immortal), “There come a time, Kemo Sabe, when good man must wear mask,” showing that masks are not restricted to the lawless only.

And speaking of the lawless, it would appear that this film, like any good Western, carries lawlessness as a heavy theme. (You guessed it—-the lawless lowlifes are hijacking a train.) As I said, the Iron Horse does pop up periodically throughout the 1 1/2 minute trailer.

But who can be lawful in a lawless world? The Dynamic Duo can! Or can they? As Harvey Dent so memorably put it in The Dark Knight, “you thought we could be decent men in an indecent time.” Well, men can be. But do they choose to be decent. Hopefully this film will have some depth to it, portraying what must be sacrificed to be a law-abiding man, instead of being added to the list of two-dimensional thrillers.

(View the trailer)

“This is how it ought to be, partner, just you and me and some blazin’ Wild West sunshine”







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