|Spirit Horse and Tonto|
The Lone Ranger Houses Great TalentArmie Hammer brings life to deputy John Reid, the Lone Ranger himself, who sheds his rose colored classes for the dust filled ones as a result of his home town in the west being consumed by the power and greed behind the iron giant of the railroad. I think Hammer brings a genuine humanity to his character. John Reid is fresh from law school and still believes in the naive justice prevails facade. This morale code begins to crack on his train ride home, when he first encounters Tonto and the villainous Butch Cavendish played by William Fichtner. Fichtner's character is someone you definitely wouldn't want to cross paths with. Cavendish is ruthless and homicidal with a taste for flesh! But even he has a boss. Upstanding American citizen, educated, well dressed; Cole. The businessman with the hidden agenda - he should have been in politics! Cole's character is played by the wonderful talents of Tom Wilkinson. Cole is one of the two men that lead Tonto toward revenge, having found silver near Tonto's people, Cole and his accomplice wiped out the threat, leaving Tonto to carry the burden of his good heart.
Of course, what Johnny Depp movie is complete without Helena Bonham Carter? She plays Red Harrington, a one legged Madame. Where it is believed Cavendish or Cole had consumed her dreams of becoming a ballerina, taking a leg. She's a survivor though, and she rebuilt the leg to fashion a shot gun, that she can utilize with deadly force! The other damsel in the movie is the widow Rebecca Reid, who had been married to the Lone Rangers older brother, savagely murdered by Cavendish, and ignites John Reid toward vengeance of his own and transforms into the Lone Ranger. However, Rebecca's character played by Ruth Wilson, was the only character that I had a hard time connecting with. She might be a good actor, but to me, wasn't a good fit for the character. I couldn't help starring at her upper lip too, it seems to protrude further and almost misshapes her natural beauty.