One of the things I’ve been wanting to do is take a little more time off at night. Typically I sew and sew and sew all evening which means sometimes Hubby gets ignored. Some nights he’s in the garage and that’s fine but other nights, I just need to not be at the sewing machine. Both of us aren’t big TV fans so I decided to upgrade our Netflix subscription for a couple months until spring truly does arrive and we get busy on the house. Then I’ll cancel it again.
The first movies I put on the list were movies that we missed at the theatre. Friday night we watched The Lone Ranger.
I had wanted to see it. The kids wanted to watch it. We had hoped to go one time when all the kids were home near the 4th of July last year but the movie wasn’t showing at our theatre. All of us were sad that we missed it.
My Dad was a huge Lone Ranger fan. I remember watching reruns with him on Sunday afternoons when I was a kid. It’s something I just did with Dad. When my oldest brother Jule was growing up my dad nicknamed him Kemosobbie (spelling wrong I know) after Tonto from the show. As my brother got older, Dad shortened it to Kemo.
I put the movie high on my Netflix list as I was anxious to see the movie. I knew that if my Dad were still alive, he’d have wanted to see it too. I had been hoping to share the new Lone Ranger with my kids as a type of carrying on a family tradition.
Well…what a HUGE disappointment. What a HUGE disservice to all the old time Lone Ranger fans. The movie was terrible. It was so terrible that it wasn’t even funny. Several times during the movie we all stopped and looked at each now believing that so much money was spent to make a movie yet the script was an epic failure. In one scene during the movie the horse was standing up on a tree branch in a tree. (Read that again) The horse was standing up on a tree branch in a tree. Yep a horse in a tree.
As I write this it has been a few days since I saw the movie and I am still appalled how anyone could believe that this script would make a decent movie. Disney should be ashamed.
I want the old Lone Ranger and Tonto back.
Whatever you do, should you watch the new version…Don’t say I didn’t warn you….It truly is awful!!
P.S. Here’s a link to the Target giveaway we have going on.