The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger ★★★★★

"As we approach the end of a decade and film critics begin to ponder the past ten years, making sweeping claims about the best they had to offer, I want to make a case for The Lone Ranger’s greatness from a very particular perspective – a historical perspective, if you will, though I will not go back more than fifty years. As with any attempt to speak in generalizations, there will be exceptions to the trends I describe, but my contention is this: three distinct trends have defined the last twenty-odd years of blockbuster filmmaking, and in addition to everything else it accomplishes, The Lone Ranger encapsulates all three of these trends."

Hyperbolic claims abound, are justified, &c. in my latest for FilmFisher.

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