Watch: ‘The Lone Ranger’ Releases A Second Movie Trailer

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Back in early October we got to check out the first movie trailer for the forthcoming new big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger which stars Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the film and I have to say, I think I may be sold. From the start, I wasn’t too sure that I would at all be interested in a movie about The Lone Ranger but I must admit that I’m thus far intrigued by what I’ve seen of the film. Check out the trailer above and see what you think. Does this movie look like something you’d like to see in theaters next year?

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  1. Matthew

    No Doubt had to take down their music video because Gwen Stefani was dancing around in a Native American headdress.

    Now Disney is making a movie where a white actor dons Native American ritual face paint and goes into full-on Native American caricature mode. Hmm. Well, no judgment till the film comes out, but this trailer was a turn off for me. The fact that most of Johnny Depp’s Native American mannerisms are going to be played for laughs is also cause for concern.

    Am I being too much of a stick in the mud about this?

    I also really like Armie Hammer, but it looks like he’s playing the same character as in Snow White- same facial expressions and all. And I love Helena Bonham Carter, but at this point I think she just gets auto-cast for the weird lady roles. And then Johnny Depp….it’s like everyone is playing a version of characters they have played in other films in this film.

    I know, I know. All that from a trailer.

    • Jstar

      Agreed…it felt weird to hear Johnny Depp talk that way….I don’t think I could sit through an entire movie of that.

    • Johnny Depp has said before that he has Native American heritage, and long before the movie was made, he was talking about how he wanted to change perceptions about this character in particular…the name “tonto” always rubbed him the wrong way.

      I think there is a difference between exploring cultural heritage, and exploiting it. I think No Doubt was using N.A. images to make themselves look hot and cute. I think a person would have to see this movie to see which direction Depp takes with it.

    • Matthew

      That’s true Krissy. We would have to see the movie to say what direction he takes with the role. The trailer did make me uncomfortable though, and I’m not sure why.

      I think that maybe if this were a dramatic movie I might be more optimistic. But it’s a Jerry Bruckheimer action/comedy, so I won’t get my hopes up too high. But who knows? Depp can be brilliant, so he might just win me over.

      PS. I didn’t know about his Native American ancestry. Thanks for pointing that out.

    • @Krissy — Yep, the two are totally different.

    • JCZ

      You make very great points, especially considering everyone flips out when the slightest form of blackface occurs. I find the Native American’s are a considerable large minority compared to others, in their own native land too.

      But I agree on the other hand with Krissy about this role.

      Two great trailers (Man of Steel) in one day. I already have 2 must see’s for 2013. Looking forward to a Catching Fire teaser soon!

  2. Jessica

    LOVE the cast – is this a modern day “acceptable” version of Black Face?

  3. Diadama

    I think I’m gonna ignore this until it plays on tv someday. The Native American accent he puts on is just not good.

  4. I’m just sick of Johnny Depp.

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