Hi-O Silver!.... Stay Away!


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Re: Hi-Ho Silver!.... Stay Away!

Postby tandfman » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:12 am

That's odd. I don't think I'm registered for the WSJ's online content. However, for those who have a similar problem with accessing, here's the beginning of the review:

>>Johnny Depp's Tonto wears a dead crow on his head in "The Lone Ranger." The star himself carries a dead movie on his shoulders.

It's not really a movie in the conventional sense of compelling characters doing interesting things during the course of a coherent story. There's no coherence, no consistent tone and not so much a story as a succession of dim or dissonant notions interrupted by spasmodic events, some of them spectacular enough to be exciting while they last. Nor is there any reason to care about the masked rider on the white stallion; he's mainly Tonto's foil, a handsome boob played blandly by Armie Hammer.<<
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Re: Hi-Ho Silver!.... Stay Away!

Postby Marlow » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:41 pm

tandfman wrote:<<he's mainly Tonto's foil, a handsome boob played blandly by Armie Hammer.<<

Also true. When, at the end, Armie utters the immortal words, "Hi-(Y/H)O Silver", Depp turns to him and deadpans, "Don't ever do that again." :evil:
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Re: Hi-O Silver!.... Stay Away!

Postby tandfman » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Speaking of Tonto:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/sport ... rosse.html

Wonderful story about Harry J. Smith, a/k/a Jay Silverheels, who of course WAS Tonto to a generation of Lone Ranger fans.

Silverheels played Tonto with a dignity rarely accorded Indians on the screen, but he found the role demeaning and often expressed his frustration.

“He’s stupid,” Silverheels said of the character during a trip home to Six Nations in 1957. “The Lone Ranger treats him like some kind of servant, and this seems to suit Tonto fine.”
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Re: Hi-O Silver!.... Stay Away!

Postby user4 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:48 am

you know to stay away when every variety and flavor of movie reviewer gives it a thumbs down.
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