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Review: The Lone Ranger (Plays Itself)

12:14 PM 7/10/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Gore Verbinski does to The Lone Ranger what Sophia Coppola did to Marie Antoinette—bends a legend and a few histories into a tongue-in-cheek spirit animal—a thing that’s tasted both innocence and knowledge, a parent in the clothes of a plaything. Verbinski’s made almost a career out of his references to other films—if you’ve seen Rango you know how deep and crooked the layers can go—and with The Lone Ranger, references to the industrial age, the origin of animation and the corrupt standardization of both time and steam power are part of the mix.
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