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    Default "The Lone Ranger"

    A whopping 25% at Rotten Tomatoes (so far). What they said about it:

    Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp make for an appealing pair of leads as the Lone Ranger and Tonto, but they're not enough to make up for The Lone Ranger's bland script, bloated length, and blaring action overkill.
    Oh...sounds like Pirates of the Caribbean...only now, Johnny Depp's quirkiness has become far too mainstream. (Back in 2003, it was only too mainstream.) Not that I give a shit about Johnny Depp, bland script, or bloated length (provided I don't drink any pop)...a blaring action overkill could make a movie good enough for me.

    Sadly, I have to work late today, so I won't be able to see it until tomorrow.

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    I think I'm going to see Despicable Me 2 instead.
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    I'm surprised that there isn't more outcry over Johnny Depp playing a Native American. It seems like people get more upset about that kind of thing it's a cartoon character or CG creation, for some reason. As long as you are an actual human stereotyping another ethnicity, that's ok, but if it's some kind of fantastical creature that looks like a stereotype, people take issue. I don't know why that is.

    Maybe because it's Johnny Depp and he's crazy and eccentric and indie quirky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Maybe because it's Johnny Depp and he's crazy and eccentric and indie quirky?

    I think that helps a bit. It's hard to hate Johnny Depp, and people take him more seriously than Jim Carrey. So his caricatures come off as more artistic/self-expressive rather than perpetuation of stereotype...

    I was more annoyed with the bitching from Asian groups about casting for Cloud Atlas, despite the fact that it was essential to the storyline to have a core of the same white, Asian, and black actors, and cast them as different genders and races in the movie through time as part of the reincarnation process.
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    you dont need to go see it to know its a flop.
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    The promos say it's the blockbuster hit of the summer.
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    That's disappointing but not exactly surprising that they would get lazy about a narrative that's basically just a reiteration. It's apparently a challenge to take your artistic liberties while simultaneously embellishing the core of an idea. Not impossible, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I'm surprised that there isn't more outcry over Johnny Depp playing a Native American. It seems like people get more upset about that kind of thing it's a cartoon character or CG creation, for some reason. As long as you are an actual human stereotyping another ethnicity, that's ok, but if it's some kind of fantastical creature that looks like a stereotype, people take issue. I don't know why that is.

    Maybe because it's Johnny Depp and he's crazy and eccentric and indie quirky?
    For the record Depp claims he has some Native heritage. "Cherokee or maybe Creek." That helps, lol.

    There's been some outcry, but it's mainly been among racial issue blogs and the like, not really in the mainstream press. That does surprise me. It was the first thing I thought when I heard they were making a LR movie. Wonder who will play Tonto and how they'll handle that? Then I found out. Really? Johnny Depp? PR nightmare. But it hasn't been, at least not that I've seen.

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    i'm beginning to think that people like to complain about the most mundane and pointless things on earth.
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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