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AT THE CINEMA: The Lone Ranger (12A)
11:32am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in What's On
A NATIVE American mannequin (Johnny Depp) magically comes to life in order to recount the story of the Lone Ranger to a wide-eyed boy (Mason Cook).
In hazy flashback, we join handsome lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) in 1869 Texas as he travels on the newly constructed railroad controlled by Latham Cole (Tom Wilkinson). Soon after, John is reunited with his brother, Texas Ranger Dan Reid (James Badge Dale), and pretty sister-in-law Rebecca (Ruth Wilson).
When outlaw Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) escapes custody, Dan leads the search party and he reluctantly deputises John so they can spend quality time together.
Unfortunately, the chase ends in carnage and John wakes from a bullet wound to meet Tonto (Depp), a quixotic Commanche Native American, who also has good reason to want Cavendish dead.
The Commanche encourages John to find the hero within himself by donning a mask and together they hunt down the outlaw, taking a small yet important detour via the brothel run by no-nonsense madam, Red Harrington (Helena Bonham Carter).