The Lone Ranger trailer goes big
Another over the top trailer relying massively on special effects and over the top stunt sequences with a strangely dressed Johnny Depp has arrived. No it's not another Pirates of the Caribbean, it's Cowboys of the American West.
The more I see of The Lone Ranger the less I'm taken by it. Of course it has a great cast with Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, James Badge Dale, W. Earl Brown and James Frain, and there's Gore Verbinski directing with Justin Haythe writing, who also wrote The Clearning, Revolutionary Road and the upcoming Snitch, but there are also the two writers behind Pirates of the Caribbean, and of course the trailer.
To me the trailer plays almost identically to a Pirates of the Caribbean film, there seems to be little difference apart from the ships are trains, there are more horses, newer guns, and a different costume for Johnny Depp.
Now I do hope that the film has a lot more to offer and it isn't just doing more of the same under a different banner, but it's hard not to think like that when you're presented with this trailer.