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Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Aug 6 2013, 4:10am CDT | by Bang Movies

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have blamed bad reviews for the failure of 'The Lone Ranger'. Disney's costly blockbuster flopped at the US box office last month - grossing just $86 million in North...

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Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Aug 6 2013, 4:10am CDT | by Bang Movies

<p>Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have blamed bad reviews for the failure of 'The Lone Ranger'.

Disney's costly blockbuster flopped at the US box office last month - grossing just $86 million in North America so far, despite a $225 million budget - and the film's stars believe the underwhelming public response is down to harsh reviews in America.

Depp said: ''I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film.''

The actor - who plays Native American spirit warrior Tonto - reunites with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer for the film, and believes pressure was placed on them because of the success of the earlier franchise.

He added: ''I think the reviews were written when they heard Gore and Jerry and me were going to do 'The Lone Ranger'. They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn't have any expectations of that. I never do.''

Disney temporarily halted filming on the Western adventure in 2011 due to ballooning costs and Hammer - who stars as the titular character - insists US reviews focused on the hampered production rather than the movie itself.

He told Yahoo! UK and Ireland: ''While we were making it we knew people were gunning for it. I think it was the popular thing when the movie hit rocky terrain, they jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing with to 'World War Z', it didn't work - the movie was successful. Instead they decided to slit the jugular of our movie.''

Financial analysts recently estimated 'The Lone Ranger' could cost Disney $150 million.

The film has thus far grossed $175 million worldwide.

Source: Bang Movies


4 days ago

Page 2: Johnny Depp, Wayne’s World, Star Wars, Predator, Fight Club, Walking Dead, Firefly

Oct 14 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: This Cosplayer Tried To Cram Every Johnny Depp Role Into One Costume. Did He Succeed? Redefining Micro-Budget Filmmaking: The $6,000 ‘Layover’ ...
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Javier Bardem in Talks to Play the Villain in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

Oct 14 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Collider

Javier Bardem may soon be going from Bond Villain to Ghost Pirate.  While development on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been extremely slow, things are finally starting to pick up in anticipation of filming beginning in February 2015.  Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were hired over a year ago, but then word went quiet as Disney worked to bring the budget down.  With Johnny Depp’s schedule cleared after he finishes Alice in Wonderland 2, productio ...
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4 days ago

Javier Bardem In Talks For New Pirates Of The Caribbean

Oct 14 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's considering Dead Men Tell No TalesHe’s already been courted for the role of a pirate in the last year – that would be Blackbeard in Pan, which ultimately went to Hugh Jackman – but someone else clearly thinks Javier Bardem would make a good malicious mariner. The actor is in talks to be the villain in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem’s only at an early stage of di ...
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Javier Bardem in Talks for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Villain

Oct 14 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

We’ve seen Javier Bardem play as bad as bad can be in No Country for Old Men, and we’ve recently seen him play a morally compromised but clear-eyed weirdo in The Counselor (above). And he’s explored exaggerated action-film villainy in Skyfall. Now he’s in talks to go into full-on cartoon villain mode for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. All the info we have on the potential Javier Bardem Pirates 5 deal is below. The Wrap had the news first, but THR fills out some details, saying “Bardem would ...
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1 week ago

Tomorrowland: The Clip We Saw at NYCC Was...

Oct 10 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: movie pilot

... completely awesome. In case you were confused over the sheer bad-assery of George Clooney (who, upon crashing the Tomorrowland panel at NYCC during his honeymoon, claimed he may not have been invited to past comic-con events "because of that whole Batman thing... you know, the nipples.") Tomorrowland will most certainly give your mind a poke. hnnnggg.I attended the panel on behalf of Moviepilot, and after getting over the heart attack of seeing ...
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2 weeks ago

Your Chance to See Olivia Munn with a Mustache

Oct 3 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: ign

New posters for the forthcoming action-comedy Mortdecai have been released, showing the movie's main cast sporting distinctive mustaches. Check 'em out in our slideshow below: Johnny Depp stars as Charlie Mortdecai, an art dealer and part-time rogue who must traverse the globe armed with only his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Completi ...
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2 weeks ago

Dr. Strange: Joaquin Phoenix Is Out!

Oct 2 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Back when we were at Comic-Con rumors swirled that Joaquin Phoenix would be Dr. Strange. But given the constant rumors, some had Johnny Depp as Dr. Strange, we didn't think much of it. Well, Marvel and Phoenix had been talking about it and reports arrive today that the star of the recently released Inherent Vice trailer has walked away.  That’s right, Phoenix is no longer going to be Dr. Strange. ...
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2 weeks ago

Thanks to ‘Tusk’, Kevin Smith Has Funding for ‘Clerks III’

Sep 29 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Like almost all Kevin Smith films, Tusk has been incredibly polarizing. I found myself in the middle of the road, seeing great promise in a film with some major problems. Some loved the audaciousness of Smith’s horrific tale, while others just hated everything about it. Smith himself is very proud of Tusk, calling it the closest thing he’s ever done to what he imagined he’d be making as a filmmaker. The box office te ...
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3 weeks ago

Chris Hemsworth Hunts Cybercriminals in First Trailer for 'Blackhat'

Sep 25 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: First Showing

"This isn't about money, this isn't about politics." It's been five years since we've gotten a film from Michael Mann, and that was the somewhat disappointing gangster thriller Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp. But now Mann is back with the contemporary thriller Blackhat, set in the timely and relevant world of cybercrime. Chris Hemsworth leads the film as a brilliant convict brought out ...
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3 weeks ago

Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai' Moves Up a Couple Weeks to January Date

Sep 25 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: First Showing

Briefly: Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have made a slight change to their 2015 calendar, and it means fans of Johnny Depp get to see him in wacky mode as Mortdecai with THR reporting he film has been moved up from its original release date of February 6th, 2015 to the previous month on January 23rd. 2015. Previously, the companies had set Lee Toland Krieger's fantastical romance The Age of Adaline with Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn for th ...
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