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‘Lone Ranger’ has an identity crisis

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 6, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Depp is a mega-Hollywood liberal who is hardly American anymore let alone Native American, though he is an "honorary member of the comanche nation. He spends the vast majority of his time in Paris (until he left in 2011 to avoid paying Income Tax in both countries) and generally doesn't have much good to say about our country. He was once quoted as saying "America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth—that can bite and hurt you, aggressive." He also has been quoted as saying (in reference of how his children should view America); "to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out."

    He is wildly talented and of course a star, and certainly his casting here is to put butts in the seats as they say.

  • dogchow1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Re: Kit2350

    Johnny Depps' Indian heritage is 1/2048 Powhatan Native American. Truly enough to make this performance more authentic...

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 3, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    You can tell from the previews it looks like Pirates of the Caribbean in the old West.

    Throw in some some themes similar to Batman & boom there is this movie in a nutshell.

  • Kit2350 Honeyville, UT
    July 3, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Johnny Depp has a Cherokee heritage.

  • SLCC teacher Midvale, UT
    July 3, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    Despite Disney's attempt to draw in its audience by using Depp, I think they really missed an opportunity to use some really great Native American actors for this story. Wes Studi, normally cast as a villain, would have done a superb job. To use Johnny Depp here smack of the questioning of the ability for any Native American Indian to be able to accomplish this role. Disney might as well have had Burt Reynolds (Navajo Joe) play the Indian.

    Although I love Hammer from his 2081 appearance, Depp as an Indian? no thanks....