EW.COM – “All I know is that a man killed my brother,” says the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) in the new “final” theatrical trailer for Gore Verbinski’s summer blockbuster, which seems out to prove that sometimes you don’t need anything more than some trains and horses to make a thrilling adventure movie.
Up until this point, the trailers for The Lone Ranger seem to have assumed that everyone would know the basic story of the 1950s television series, or at least want to know why a dirt-covered Armie Hammer would be waking up on top of some very unstable looking scaffolding. Disney’s taken a different approach for the final theatrical trailer, teasing a little bit of back story before getting to Johnny Depp’s Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s disenchantment with the law, and all those epic train sequences.
John Reid (the not-yet Lone Ranger) is a “city boy” with a big fancy white hat who’s come back to the West to serve as a Texas Ranger alongside his brother. When the Rangers are ambushed and his brother killed, he meets up with Tonto (Johnny Depp) to seek justice. All they have to do is follow the silver, which leads to a variety of scuffles of course, including the pretty incredible looking bridge sequence that closes out the trailer.
April 18, 2013