You have to wade through about a minute of promos for the movie before it comes up.
I can't quite tell if the horse had a saddle or not; I was really hoping to make a snarky comment about the dangers of dirty actors riding bareback.
Jonny Depp is so gross to me…he has become a caricature of himself.
But thats what Cowboys and Injuns do!
This is why I'm afraid of horses
I just have no interest in seeing this movie, although I'm a Depp fan from way back.
What's the deal with resurrecting Tonto, the old racist stereotype? What's next, Amos 'n' Andy? Charlie Chan? Yuk.
Bring me something that says 2013, not 1953.
My poor Johnny…
This is exactly what i've been saying! He used to be so hot now he strikes me as desperate. He's always playing these weird roles. What would be REALLY weird is if he played a normal person
Not to beat an old rapist, but Johnny defended Polanski. The man who drugged and ass raped a child while she cried and begged to go home to her mother.
No number of scarves and weird shit can outweigh the fact that he did that. Johnny is dead to me.
As a kid, i loved Tonto. He was always saving rangers ass at last minute. HE was the cool one.!
I need a list of everyone in the entertainment industry that has defended Polanski. It seems like the list of people who haven't supported him would be shorter at this point.
@dun, I know, right?! He'd win an Oscar hands down.
WHAT? Depp defended Polanski?! Say it ain't so! I love him, Gilbert Grape, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Tourist. Didn't care for the pirates movies but he was funny drunk leching on Kiera Knightley.
Mr Depp is part Native himself, so maybe he wanted to it for personal reasons.
I'm not sure what is racist about the concept of a Native scout helping an Anglo; that's what happened back then.
I'll be the first to say that with the first publicity still released of Depp as Tonto, I cringed and wept silent tears for my childhood memories of Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore. That being said, I also cringed when I first saw a trailer for Depp & Burton's take on "Dark Shadows".
But I was wrong. While Burton took serious liberties, it was, however, actually a legitimate homage to the show. So, I'm willing to give this a chance – besides, it's Disney, how much of a crap fest could it really be? (I'm deliberately ignoring "John Carter")
I find it very weird when people defend Polanski. Even if you like him, you should just keep it to yourself. The man was CONVICTED. Not just arrested. He's a damn fugitive at movies premieres and shit. What if Polanski had gotten his hands on little Lily Rose? Johnny would be kickin ass then.
Thats not whats racist. Its that a white man is playing him. Where was Benjamin Bratt?! Seriously. Or Adam Beach.
Johnny is part native and he looks it too but it would have been lovely to see someone else get a chance to protray THEIR people. Like someone who is an actual registered NA.
You can almost hear the sphincters slamming shut all over that set.
The most racist issue with "the lone ranger" is that "Tonto" means "dumb" in Spanish. The relationship between the two of them is, or at least I remember it this way, as Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Is that racist against former war doctors like Watson?
If a white man playing and Indian is racist, I. Elba playing a Nordic God (Heimdall) in Thor must be a racial crime prosecuted by the International Court.
Kel and nel- agree
Kel- good point.
And i am VERY skeptical of his so called native anerican heritage.
Johnny has also now been adopted by the Comanche Nation in May 2012. He will be playing a Comanche in the movie and is the reason he is in the make-up everyone has been having such a fit about.
I feel so sorry for the horses that have to put up with these actors and their godawful atrocious riding. Yuck.