i loved the lone ranger as a kid, i used to watch it with my pop.
so when i heard that they were making a movie on the lone ranger i got really exited.
then i heard it was from the people who made the pirates movies my hopes dropped that it would be any good.
then i saw it and it was a bloated mess and all about Tonto and was full of slapstick comedy.
i saw this fanedit and had to give it a try, im so glad that i did.
it was awesome, Modernknife has cut mostly all of the cheese and cut the bloated story to a good strong narrative with no annoying sub plots.
i love the new prologue it really is good and suits the movie.
so i would like to thank modenknife for fixing a movie i was so upset with,
i would and do highly recommend this edit to anyone who wants to see what the movie should have been like when they released it.
I purposely avoided The Lone Ranger when it was released because of all the negative reviews and the common theme among the reviews was "bloated".
I am amazed how streamlined and tight you have made the narrative. There are no wasted scenes and the movie has real momentum.
There are no hard cuts, no plot holes created. This feels like a real movie and not an "edit job" and everything flows together perfectly which is an amazing credit to your vision and skill.
Unfortunately, the movie itself is still a bit lacking. Even though you removed a lot of the silly stuff, there are still huge tonal shifts from scene to scene. One scene will be gritty realism and the next scene will be rollicking adventure. However, that is not your fault. You can only work with what they gave you.
Overall this is a fun western movie that I will add to my collection and watch from time to time. Thanks for your hard work!
When I first viewed "The Lone Ranger", I was disappointed, to say the least. Not sure how Johnny Depp has managed to hypnotize Hollywood executives into making everything that he is in the Johnny Depp show, but it happened here, and definitely to the movie's detriment. Modernknife fixes that. The movie still isn't the greatest, but Modernknife manages to put the best possible polish on a turd of a movie.
The format that I viewed was a DVD-5. Menu - Curtains open, the logo appears with "Play", Simple, but well done.
Video and audio quality were excellent, even on a DVD-5. No glitches or hard edits that I noticed. So much was cut from the film that I expected problems--I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't notice most of the cuts, and the ones I did notice were still well-executed.
Story-wise, the best adjective I can use is tight. Modernknife cut the film ruthlessly, and got rid of everything that slowed down the theatrical release. This version works much better. The film is still flawed, but it is now watchable, even enjoyable.
This will be the one that I show my friends. Well done!
As others have said before me, there's a few flaws in the narrative now. But it does get rid of a lot of the lame humor and make the characters i.e. Tonto a little bit more interesting and not so annoying.
The only thing else I can add is I found the action scene's sometimes where cut to hard, where the action(s) didn't seem to complete or just abruptly change. I understand why some of these cuts where made, it's just in doing that the action(s) seemed a bit off.
Overall I did enjoy this movie a lot more than the original. I especially loved the removal of the whole Tonto narrative, which I found very lame and just took me completely out of the film in the first place.
I like others have stated before me, avoided the original film because I heard it was so bad, so when I saw there was a fanedit available, I decided to give it a try.
This felt like a proper film and I didn't notice it was an edit except for one part at the beginning when the train crashed. I expected an explosion but there was nothing.
The story was pretty basic yet it still lacked something because I really didn't care about the characters much.
Also I hated the whole train/car chase, though theres nothing that can be done to fix that mess.
A solid job from the editor, but I'd rather not see this film again.