NEVER TAKE OFF THE MASK.
Lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) arrives in Texas in 1869 and is immediately drawn into a hunt for an outlaw (William Fichtner) that ends in tragedy – and a new career for John. The Pirates of the Caribbean crew and star lie behind this blockbuster adaptation of the classic matinée idol from radio, TV and movies. A box-office and critical failure, the movie is bloated but book-ended by spectacular (and funny) action sequences involving trains. Plenty of nods to the original and there’s an ambition to portray Native Americans as human beings, not stereotypical sidekicks. Hammer and Johnny Depp make a fun duo.
2013-U.S. 149 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Gore Verbinski. Cast: Johnny Depp (Tonto), Armie Hammer (John Reid), Tom Wilkinson (Latham Cole), William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Depp. Jessica Chastain was allegedly considered for a part.
Razzie: Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.