“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” — Revelation 6:8
It you betrayed John Reid, the 19th-century Texas lawman left for dead by scar-faced bandits, you might be whispering passages from the Bible when a certain masked man remakes your acquaintance. The new trailer for Disney’s Lone Ranger almost seems to be evoking scripture, with the hero seeking vengeance as much as justice.
Fortunately, there’s a healthy dose of the yee-ha ridiculous to keep things playful, and the latest trailer seems to continue the search for that perfect Pirates of the Caribbean sweet spot between mysterious fun and glorious trainwreck. Masked vigilantes jump their horses off of rooftops and then ride them through the center aisle of a passenger train, winking ladies have double-barrel shooters hidden in their heals, and Johnny Depp’s Tonto has more than a little Capt. Jack Sparrow mixed in with his solemn Native American spirit.
The movie, due July 3, certainly delivers its own fireworks. Watch the trailer below: