The Lone Ranger is a bad film. Critics have panned it and so far, Disney has only made back $163 million of the roughly $250 million budget. It was yet another bomb for the mouse house (see: John Carter) and I highly doubt that we’ll ever get a sequel, despite one being talked about before the film was released.
While most of the world has made up their mind on The Lone Ranger, producer Jerry Bruckheimer still thinks that the film may go on to be seen as “wonderful and brave.” Speaking at the TV Critics Association press tour, the filmmaker expressed his thoughts on the poor critical reception that the film has received and why he thinks that public perception may change down the road.
“It reminds me of a critic who called ‘Flashdance’ a ‘toxic dump,'” he said of his 1983 producing effort. “Ten years later [the critic] said, ‘This is really a good movie. I missed it.’ I think [‘Lone Ranger’] going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film.”
Let’s be honest, I don’t think that people will look back on The Lone Ranger and consider it a brave, wonderful film. People will look back on it and see it for the flop that it was. Next to nothing about the movie worked and Disney absolutely dropped the ball, there’s no other way around it.
Sure, there are always films that are panned upon release and go on to be regarded as classics several years down the road, but I really don’t think that will be the case with The Lone Ranger. Sorry Jerry, it’s just not going to happen.
What do you think? Is The Lone Ranger misunderstood? Will people look back on it in ten years and call it brave and wonderful? Let us know what you think in the comments below.