The Lone Ranger release (After the 2014 Razzies)

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July 1, 2013 8:39 PM

I don't know about the rest of everyone, but I'm looking forward to seeing Gore Verbinski's take on the classic Lone Ranger, perhaps more so than any other film for this year. I'm also happy that Lionel's ready-to-run set does resemble, to some degree, the trains in the movie.

 

Unfortunately, the reviews coming in, so far at least, are more negative than positive. I really hope I'm wrong, since I loved Pirates of the Caribbean and Rango.

 

One thing's for sure though, it'll focus A LOT on the trains and the spectacular over-the-top train action we've come to accept in the recent years. Anyone else looking forward to it, or hoping it turns out good?

 

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July 1, 2013 8:41 PM

Johnny Depp......... as Jack Sparrow........... as Tonto

 

 

 

 

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July 1, 2013 8:58 PM

While trade reviews have been so-so.....that's good news to me as i agree with them NEVER!

The train footage is wild....and if you have knowledge of trains you'll have to ignore the things like lobster claw couplers and box cars that can run down the track sideways......but I'll be fine as long as it's a decent story.....they can take a few Hollywwod liberties.

 

I kinda wish WbB had gotten the toy license as the locos in the movie look alot like WbB's newer 4-6-0 engine and I could see them do a cool movie train. I may have to myself if it's any good!

 

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July 1, 2013 9:06 PM

Well, with a collection of Fran Strycker (the originator of the Lone Ranger) books, and a fan of all those TV shows back when, I have serious doubts that those of us who lived that are gonna like Tonto with a buzzard sitting on his head.  For me,  the second "True Grit" did not measure up to the first.  I also am of the opinion that the guy who played the Lone Ranger in those, and, kind of eccentrically, tried to live the part forever, got rough treatment from the corporate license holders.  The guy they have playing the Lone Ranger in this version looks just plain skinny, like he was lost at sea for a few months and lived off what he could drag aboard.  But I guess if you sent

off a Cheerios boxtop for a Lone Ranger sparking pistol ring, you'd be hard to please, too.  To this day, I have to swat my hand to keep from starting a collection of cap

pistols including one very rare one I had as a kid and saw on eBay.

 

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July 1, 2013 9:09 PM

I have to see it.  The Lone Ranger.  A really cool Tonto.  And trains.  Hi Ho Silver, away.

 

I really, really wish, that you could stream it ahead of the theater release, like the movie Europa Report (pretty good actually) that we watched tonight from Amazon, a month  b e f o r e  theater release.  I'll skip the lines and noisy theater crowds this weekend, and go see it sometime late next week. 

 

 

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July 1, 2013 9:10 PM

 

Is Lionel making a Lone ranger movie train set? I know they made an o-gauge Lone ranger set a couple years back.

 

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July 1, 2013 9:46 PM

If the movie was titled Tonto, it would be more appropriate. What Depp will bring to the Tonto character will have you thinking "Lone Who"? after seeing the movie.

 

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July 1, 2013 9:46 PM

How bad can it be?  After so many monumental stinkers by Hollywood over the years, this looks like a fun, action packed, shoot em up of the old fashioned kind.  I'll be within 10 degrees of the lens axis at 2 times the diagonal of the screen come this Saturday. 

 

I have been in love with Westerns since I had the complete Hopalong Cassidy outfit when I was 4 or so.  I know I had every cap gun Hubley et al ever made.  Neither me nor my friends became serial killers I'm proud to say.

 
 
 
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July 1, 2013 10:10 PM

Originally Posted by Polar Express 1225:

 

Is Lionel making a Lone ranger movie train set? I know they made an o-gauge Lone ranger set a couple years back.

Was catalogued again in the 2013 RTR catalog.

 

Lego has actually a nice one and offer better play value, like always..yes it's non-powered.

 

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July 1, 2013 10:21 PM

Originally Posted by Polar Express 1225:

 

Is Lionel making a Lone ranger movie train set? I know they made an o-gauge Lone ranger set a couple years back.

Matt: That Lone Ranger set WAS the tie-in for THIS film... which was plagued with numerous cost over-runs & was almost declared dead more than once.  Perhaps now Lionel can start selling some of those sets if it creates some good marketing tie-ins!  Although Lionel's Lone Ranger set is better than it's tepid "Christmas Story" set... its not by much.  Its unfortunate too, because unlike "Harry Potter,""Thomas," & "A Christmas Story," it was the first time Lionel was actually on time & in line with a movie/TV-related product.  It turned out to be a mistake of all things!

 
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July 1, 2013 10:42 PM

Most of you never listened to the Lone Ranger on the radio, and some of you don't know what a radio is.

 
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July 1, 2013 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by eddie g:

Most of you never listened to the Lone Ranger on the radio, and some of you don't know what a radio is.

I listened to the LONE RANGER and CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT after school and before dinner every weekday.

 

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July 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Originally Posted by eddie g:

Most of you never listened to the Lone Ranger on the radio, and some of you don't know what a radio is.

The Shadow knows...

 

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July 1, 2013 10:51 PM

LaMont Cranston.

 
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July 1, 2013 11:08 PM

Have tickets for a Wednesday matinee in hand.  

 

 

 

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July 1, 2013 11:11 PM

Originally Posted by Lafondue:
Originally Posted by Polar Express 1225:

 

Is Lionel making a Lone ranger movie train set? I know they made an o-gauge Lone ranger set a couple years back.

Was catalogued again in the 2013 RTR catalog.

 

Lego has actually a nice one and offer better play value, like always..yes it's non-powered.

 

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"Better play value"...at least in ONE person's opinion.  Nice generalization....  

 

 

 

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July 1, 2013 11:59 PM

Of course I know what a radio is...my brother gave me a CB for my car one Christmas

(which I have never taken out of the box...and I think that fad has passed)

 

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July 2, 2013 12:01 AM

 

RadioRon, I did not know that. I always thought it was just a set to celebrate the old Lone ranger tv show or something, but thanks for the info!

 

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July 2, 2013 1:23 AM

I plan to see it.  I was a big Clayton Moore, Lone Ranger fan as a kid.  I'm also generally a Johnny Depp fan, and do expect him to steal the show.  He's no Jay Silverheels, but the TV Tonto seemed to serve as the show's conscience as much as the straight man or sidekick.  Unfortunately, the radio & TV show were both before my time, but the reruns on the weekends always had me riveted.  I'm hoping it will come to one of the couple drive-ins we have outside the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex...it would be a great way to catch it.

 

I debated getting the Lone Ranger set as a guilty pleasure, but read some cautioning details on quality here so I settled for the Lone Ranger & Outlaw Operating Car by itself.  HI-YO Silver!

 
 
 
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July 2, 2013 9:28 AM

I record and watch both the old Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers shows everyday.

 

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July 2, 2013 9:39 AM

Gerry

I like to watch them because every so often a b-western actor will show up in the cast.

Last week it was Tom London, plays the sheriff on Roy's show, Bob Cason and Kermit Maynard.

 

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July 2, 2013 9:41 AM

For me growing up in the 50's it will always be Clayton Moore & Jay Siverheels. They replaced Clayton Moore in 1950 & 1951 with John Hart because of a contract dispute but it wasn't the same even with Silverheels.

 

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July 2, 2013 9:48 AM

I also grew up watching reruns of Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, and they made a pretty good impression on me as to what the characters should be like.  I despised the 80's movie version and the attempted reboot in the early 00's.  That being said, I am cautiously optimistic for the upcoming version.

 

If they manage to keep the Lone Ranger's moral code intact, avoid making either character a buffoon, and tell a good story without being preachy or politically correct, then I think it will be all right.

 

I am still tickled with my Lionel Lone Ranger set.

 

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July 2, 2013 10:03 AM

Pennsyk4, both Kermit and Ken Maynard grew up here in Columbus. They lived about 8 blocks from what was then the fairgrounds. I worked with an older gentleman years ago that said when Kermit came back to visit his mother that he kept his horse at the fairgrounds and would ride it around town. This was back in the 1930's.

 
 
 
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July 2, 2013 10:04 AM

Does anyone know if any of the original show's music will be in the movie? Because if there's no William Tell Overture then I'm not gonna see it! If no Rossini then it's just another cowboy movie.

 

 

 

 

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July 2, 2013 10:08 AM

Originally Posted by xrayvizhen:

Does anyone know if any of the original show's music will be in the movie? Because if there's no William Tell Overture then I'm not gonna see it! If no Rossini then it's just another cowboy movie.

 

 

 

As a matter of fact, director Gore Verbinski already confirmed using the William Tell Overture during the movie's climax.

 

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July 2, 2013 5:39 PM

Originally Posted by POTRZBE:
I have been in love with Westerns since I had the complete Hopalong Cassidy outfit when I was 4 or so.


Even spaghetti westerns?




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July 2, 2013 5:51 PM

Trains or not, I will NOT be going to the theater to see this new film.  With the price of attending a movie at the theater being what it is (and including the obligatory large buttered popcorn and a small Coke), I reserve my in-theater participation for films that really look good to me.  DVD's are what I usually wait for because I can get them for a fraction of the price.

 

 

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July 2, 2013 7:04 PM

Originally Posted by Lee Willis:

I have to see it.  The Lone Ranger.  A really cool Tonto.  And trains.  Hi Ho Silver, away.

 

I really, really wish, that you could stream it ahead of the theater release, like the movie Europa Report (pretty good actually) that we watched tonight from Amazon, a month  b e f o r e  theater release.  I'll skip the lines and noisy theater crowds this weekend, and go see it sometime late next week. 

Sorry, but I still like Jay Silverheels as Tonto. 

 

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July 2, 2013 7:17 PM

There is only ONE Lone Ranger. Don

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July 2, 2013 7:19 PM

Hi Eddy G, I know what a radio is, that's a Rodeo-Ray gun.

 

As for the movie, it looks ok but as Allan stated above this looks to be a DVD night.

 

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July 2, 2013 7:21 PM

Originally Posted by scale rail:

There is only ONE Lone Ranger. Don

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I can picture him mounting his trusty steed, Silver and riding off into the sunset with Tonto.  Yes, Kimosabe!

 

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July 2, 2013 7:30 PM

Anyway Tonto can't ride a horse. Don

 
 
 
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July 2, 2013 8:08 PM

Originally Posted by Alfred E Neuman:
Originally Posted by POTRZBE:
I have been in love with Westerns since I had the complete Hopalong Cassidy outfit when I was 4 or so.


Even spaghetti westerns?




What, me worry?

Spaghetti westerns, macaroni and cheese westerns, and adult westerns on TV where some days not a shot was fired.  Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, home to Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Yancy Derringer,  Maverick, Cheyenne and so many more.  While I love DVDs and my big screen TV attached to a hard drive my son configured with about 300 HD movies, nothing beats the singular experience of a movie on a big screen with big sound and big popcorn.

 
 
 
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July 2, 2013 8:13 PM

Allan, When I take my grandson to the movies, we stop in the super market and buy what we need, and hide it in our pockets.

 
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July 2, 2013 8:13 PM

Originally Posted by scale rail:

Anyway Tonto can't ride a horse. Don

He rode that horse just like a drunkin sailor..........go figure.

 

 

 

 

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July 2, 2013 8:16 PM

This is one that will have to be seen on the big screen.  Can't wait.

 

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July 2, 2013 8:22 PM

RickO, could it be that Tonto was once a, a, a pirate? Oh my gosh!!! Don

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July 2, 2013 8:23 PM

Alan -- there are many excellent movies that should be seen only on the big screen, even if you have 60" big screen w/Bluray and surround sound it pales in comparison to the theatre.  Just sayin' -- this might be one of them.

 
 
 
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July 2, 2013 8:25 PM

Looks like a on demand movie! My buddy who saw a preview of the movie is not impressed. It has some good scenes but overall he summed it up word in two words----it sucks. 

 

Why can't Hollywood make a good Lone Ranger movie? 3 movies, 3 flops. 

 
 
 
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