Ken’s Mom came over this afternoon, and after running by the Ford dealer to settle up the bill on Ken’s Mustang so we could pick it up after the movie, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for some lunch, beverages, and chat. My friend Aubrey wasn’t working, but her sister was, and I got to meet her! Very cute and sweet!
Then it was a quick trip to the theater where we saw—don’t judge—“The Lone Ranger.” I haven’t heard many good things about it, but I went into it thinking that it would be a fun summer movie. I’m happy to report that it was exactly that!
This is not high cinema, folks. This was a cheesy western, with prototypical western bad guys, and a prototypical good guy out to find justice. Throw in a badass sidekick to provide some comic relief, and it’s all fun. Some great action sequences, and it really is hard to go wrong with Johnny Depp. Just that sidelong, skeptical look he gives makes me laugh. And I’m sorry, but if you see the Lone Ranger on Silver, rearing up as that iconic music starts, and you don’t get at least a little bit of a thrill, there is something wrong with you!
I grew up watching Roy Rogers on TV. It was my favorite show when I was a little girl. I wasn’t born when Roy Rogers or the Lone Ranger originally aired, but I remember seeing reruns (same with “I Love Lucy”). My Dad loved westerns, so I watched a lot of them when I was growing up. I still love a good western, and this was a fun diversion on a hot and humid summer afternoon.
Don’t expect a lot. If you go, just relax, have fun, eat some popcorn and your candy of choice (Twizzlers for me, Milk Duds for Ken). And go ahead and cheer when the Lone Ranger yells, “Hi-yo, Silver...away!” I did!