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THE LONE RANGER failed, thanks to those damn critics

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If there’s was one movie that I was looking forward to this year, it was The Lone Ranger. I mean, on paper the film had everything going for it. A massive budget, Gore Verbinski directing a Western and a great cast. So where did it all go wrong?

By universal consensus, The Lone Ranger is a bloated film that doesn’t know what it wants to be, filled with tropes and running for way too long. That movie has also bombed badly at the box office. And it’s all thanks to Kervyn.

Well, him and dozens more reviewers and critics. Opinion has been pretty much anything but mixed, with the majority of critics slamming the film. And director Gore Verbinski, stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are none too happy about all this here negative emotion. In fact, they believe that thanks to the troubled production of that film, critics wanted the film to be bad. Man, I never knew that we had the power to cost studios millions of dollars. Us critics are like super-villains!

Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland put together a three-minute compilation of the quartet wanting to hang critics at high noon:

Here’s the thing though: No matter how bad the film actually is, the folks involved in it are obligated to actually say something nice about the movie. Hell, they’ve got a stake in the success of the film, whether it be a share of the profits or having a career left alive for the sequels. They’ve got to promote the film as best as they can.

And as reviewers, we can only be honest. Sure, it’s all opinion. But at the end of the day, folks trust certain opinions. And we’ve got a job to be as impartial as possible. We’re not railing against a film because we hate it. We’re doing it because we care. And we want Hollywood to succeed.

What about you though? What did you think about the Lone Ranger?


Last Updated: August 6, 2013

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