Ever since the film’s embarrassing, sub-$30 million opening, the people behindThe Lone Ranger have been complaining about critics. And now, as the film opens internationally, they seem to be doubling their efforts. That’s where this interview clip with Yahoo U.K. comes in. For three minutes, it features Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and director Gore Verbinski just complaining about the American press.
Deppp posits that “the reviews were written seven to eight months before” the film’s release. Bruckheimer adds, “they were reviewing the budget, not reviewing the movie.” Best is Hammer who, despite his publicist trying to stop him from speaking out, asserts that the American press was “gunning” for The Lone Ranger “ever since it was shut down the first time.”
The thing is, I pretty much agree. For whatever reason, the press and the critics have really had it in for this film, and it’s just not that bad of a film.