Case 66: The Lone Ranger and Tentpoles
Disney TLR Site
The official movie site, hosted by Disney.
The Lone Ranger Represents Everything That’s Wrong with Hollywood Blockbusters
A franchise culture at Hollywood is encouraging a lack of originality in movies such as TLR.
‘Spectre,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Give Box Office a Welcome Boost
James Bond and Charlie Brown come to the rescue of Hollywood tentpoles.
Why Hollywood’s Business Model Is Bad News for Creativity
How and why movie franchises like Ice Age have become Hollywood’s magic formula
Why Hollywood is obsessed with Sequels
A former Hollywood producer explains the movie industry’s fascination with tentpoles.
TLR on Rotten Tomatoes
The Rotten Tomatoes review site gives the movie an average rating of 4.8 out of 10.
The Lone Ranger: Cowboy Kitsch Meets Major Studio Spectacle
A newspaper critic pans the movie for being an anachronistic $200 million spectacle of political insensitivity.
TLR on Metacritic
Critics who dislike the movie outnumber those who like it, according to this review aggregator site.
Johnny Depp’s Tonto Misstep
An article that argues that the portrayal of Tonto in the movie is an insult to Native Americans.
Johnny Depp as Tonto: Is The Lone Ranger Racist?
Some have accused Depp of “redface” and racist stereotyping of Native Americans.
Rolling Stone Review
The movie gets one star for failure to entertain.
Roger Ebert Website Review
One review opines that the movie has its merits and is even dazzling at times, awarding it 3.5 stars.
The Peanuts Movie Reviews on Metacritic
Positive reviews of the Baby Boomer generation comic-strip-inspired movie showed that the franchise model can deliver Hollywood’s financial dreams.
The Super Successful Star Wars Model
The dollars prove that Star Wars is the most lucrative movie franchise of all time.
How ‘Harry Potter’ Magically Changed Films
Hollywood found the magic formula for tentpoles in the wildly popular Harry Potter saga.
Selling Pirated Movies
The Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies has been a box office success for Hollywood.
Rock the Kasbah on Rotten Tomatoes
A comedic Western, like TLR, than tanked at the box office.
Hollywood’s New Problem: Sequels Moviegoers Don’t Want
This Hollywood Reporter article discusses several sequels that failed to meet the expectations of fans.
The Greatest Movie Sequels
Not all sequels are bad—here are 50 of the best.
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Home of the Oscars
Website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Lone Ranger Official Trailer
A promo for the movie from YouTube.