Director: Gore Verbinski.
Starring: Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Ruth Wilson.
Rating: ♣♣♣ || ♥♥½
It’s finally here.
The cinematic version of the radio classic about a Texas Ranger and his Indian friend Tonto.
But… how much of a good or bad idea was it?
While I don’t remember seeing the cartoons when I was younger, I am familiar with the concept and characters thanks to my mom and uncles.
That said, I’ll start.
The movie is reportedly based on the radio series of the same name, and while I expected to see an adaptation, it comes out more like a copy.
If that was the intention of the makers, then they nailed it.
If not… well, they failed.
I’m basing this observation on the way some scenes were executed [badly, if I may so] which even make them look a bit cartoonish.
Moving on to the actors.
Armie Hammer’s performance is well balanced. It’s funny but you also take him seriously when you have to.
I’m a fan of Johnny Depp and to be honest [and after being disappointed of his performance in Dark Shadows] I wasn’t expecting much.
I was so wrong. He steals the show.
As well as Ruth Wilson, who I have previously watched on Suburban Shootout, Luther and her small appearance on Anna Karenina.
I hope we get to see more and more of her on the big screen.
Both Depp and Wilson bring neat performances which make the movie worth the time [2 hours and 20 minutes, brace yourselves].
For the fans of the radio series and tv shows: don’t worry, the iconic phrases and characters [and obviously the music] are there.
In the end, it is entertaining, but to be honest, if you don’t get to watch it, you won’t be missing much.