Categories: Movies and The Lone Ranger4 Comments
August 6, 2013

Smarting from the box office failure of “The Lone Ranger“, Johnny suggests that the movie’s performance was hobbled by unfair expectations and bad reviews, many of which were drafted before its US opening last month.

“I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film,” Johnny claimed. “[The critics] had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I don’t have any expectations of that. I never do.”

The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer as the resolute Texas lawman and Depp as Tonto, his Comanche spirit guide. Budgeted at $225m, the film suffered a tortuous production process and met with largely scathing reviews on its release in the US. Industry experts predict that the Disney picture may end up losing $150m.

Producers Jerry Bruckheimer and others in the film supported Depp’s complaints:

“I think they were reviewing the budget, not reviewing the movie,” Bruckheimer told Yahoo UK and Ireland. “It’s unfortunate, because the movie is a terrific movie, it’s a great epic film, it has a lot of humour. It’s one of those movies that whatever the critics missed in it this time, they’ll review it in a few years and see that they made a mistake.”

  • Aug 06LIZ ALVES / Brasil says:  

    Johnny you’re the best! Johnny love you for all that you stand for!

  • Aug 07Sherry Hamilton says:  

    I never listen to the critics. Usually if they do not like a film that’s the one I want to see. If Johnny Depp is in a movie its a great movie. The Lone Ranger was such a movie. I laughed my butt off. I remember The Lone Range as a kid and the twist in this one was great. But you can’t please everyone ….at the end of the day be happy with what you’ve done. Johnny….please keep a acting..

  • Aug 12Janelle Phillips says:  

    I also never listen to the critics. Johnny Depp is an amazing actor, father, and humanitarian. He need not listen to the evil that other people say. I know that he does not listen, but he needs to know that his true fans will love him no matter what other have to say.

  • Aug 18Alexandra Burashnikova says:  

    Critics – oh really?!! Come on! Sometimes I think that they are non-professionals. E.g. in my small town in Russia I and my friends were very excited! The Lone Ranger is very nice and funny movie and at the same time it has sense. We love your work. Every year I’m waiting new movie with you!


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