The Lone Ranger as a film is not as bad as it's made out to be by the critics.
However, it is somewhat saddening that in many remakes beloved classic pulp culture characters are held up to ridicule.
As much as liberals complain how Indians such as Tonto were depicted decades ago, this Johnny Depp interpretation exhibited none of the dignity of the original.
Neither did the Ranger exhibit the intelligence and courage that place him in the same league of other great heros such as Superman.
Though not as bad as the Green Hornet a few years ago, before adding unnessary profanity to a screenplay about an American icon, perhaps Disney should stop and consider how it would like such earthy dialogue flying out of the mouth of Mickey Mouse or any character he is interacting with.
At one time, Disney did not want Annete Funicello wearing a two piece bathingsuit on screen.
It's doubtful he'd approve of a film with his brand attached depicting urine flowing into a bucket or someone's head deliberately being dragged through a pile of horse turds.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.