‘Lone Ranger’ Actors Claim Critics Killed The Movie

    August 7, 2013
    Matt Spencer
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Reviews or the Disney film adaptation of “The Lone Ranger” were pouring in before the movie even premiered on July 3rd, and they were almost unanimously against the summer blockbuster.

Now that the film has tanked in the U.S. box office the stars are blaming the harsh treatment of the film at the hands of critiques for its poor performance. The Long Ranger himself, Armie Hammer, said of those who panned the movie before its release, “This is the deal with American critics: they’ve been gunning for our movie since it was shut down the first time, that’s when most of the critics wrote their initial reviews.”

Co-star Johnny Depp was just as disappointed by the film’s treatment by the media. In the same interview with Yahoo U.K. he spoke of the media preconceived notions of the movie:

“I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film. I think the reviews were written when they heard Gore [Verbinksi] and Jerry [Bruckheimer] and me were going to do ‘The Lone Ranger.’ They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn’t have any expectations of that. I never do.”

Hammer echoed that sentiment and added a little more emphasis to his disapproval:

“While we were making it we knew people were gunning for it. I think it was the popular thing when the movie hit rocky terrain they jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing with to ‘World War Z’, it didn’t work, the movie was successful. Instead they decided to slit the jugular of our movie.”

Disney cannot be pleased with the results the movie yielding in the U.S., especially since it is speculated that the film could end up costing the company around $190 million dollars. Disney will hope to make up some of that cash when the film opens in the U.K. on August 9th.

  • Michael Baloun

    I agree that movie critics killed the movie on purpose. I’ve said that ever since the reviews when the movie was released. Maybe they just didn’t want Johnny Depp to be successful. Maybe they have an ax to grind with Disney. I saw the movie with wife and friends and everyone loved it.

  • http://www.mykickassglass Barbara

    I saw the movie IT WAS A REALLY GOOD MOVIE, I AGREE, THE CRITICS KILLED IT. everyone that I told please go see it thought it was great…shame on us for listening to the ass that are put in charge of screening movies are off the path WHO ELECTS THEM ANYWAY..we need public opinion surveys not some pompas ass steering us to the movies

  • http://yahoo Robert Stack

    i saw the movie and i thought it was pretty good, i didnt go in with the thought it was going to be a groundbreaking art event,but a fun movie.and it was!! i dont usually pay much attention to critics, everyones opinion is different and i dont really care what a critic says

  • Pam Stakes

    I saw it 6 times and I’m going to see it again this afternoon. It was a hoot.

  • G.E.

    This movie is a complete joke and disgrace to all of us fans of the Lone Ranger.
    No one will ever portray the Lone Ranger like Clayton Moore, the true Lone Ranger.
    Depp disgraced Tonto with that stupid dead crow on his head, what a joke, he disrespected all of the Native Americans with his clown disguise.
    There are some movie heroes that no one else can portray them,.the Lone Ranger is one of them.

  • DJ

    True,the critics killed it but why? I hate Westerns, but I enjoyed this movie. Was it because of the huge success of this team with the “Pirates of the Carribean” series?