Oh Johnny!

Johnny Depp - The Lone RangerOh Johnny!  I had the pleasure of seeing The Lone Ranger on the big screen last week, and I must say... Johnny Boy has some Depp depth.

Besides the fact that he's got looks, gorgeous hair, penetrating eyes, and a great smile, Johnny Depp once again reveals another layer of depth in his character portrayal of The Lone Ranger's better half, Tonto.  Okay... his masked sidekick Armie Hammer is pretty adorable too! 

Johnny's usual slapstick humor and quirky tude makes this film appealing and amusing.  Not to mention, it takes you back to fond memories of the original Lone Ranger series.  Come on, who doesn't like a good western?!

Despite critical reviews and lack of box office enthusiasm, I thought Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney did a great job presenting a clean, funny film for the family, adding a few nuggets of truth and spiritual messages to boot for those deeper seekers.

I encourage you to buy a ticket and see it on the big screen.  You know it's a good flick when you walk out of the theater saying... I wouldn't mind seeing that again!  Screw the critics and Happy Trails to Tonto... this one is worth the price of admission!

Oh Johnny! ~ Melinda Peterson


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Comment balloon 15 commentsMelinda (Mel) Peterson • July 15 2013 01:28PM


Mel, This is such a great review.  I have not been to the movies in at least three years. It's likely been much longer than that ... I just lose track of time. Perhaps the reviews are bad because the movie is a clean, funny film for the family that adds a few nuggets of truth and spiritual messages.  It seems that the masses prefer the opposite.  I'm glad you took the time to see the movie and that you enjoyed it.



Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago


Wow, that is quite the review from you...Have a gret week. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

So I take it I should see it?

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

Mel! I didn't see your photo and  didn't see this was your blog lol. How have you been? I think it's been a while since I commented on here.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 3 years ago

Mel I thought the good part of the movie was Johnny Depp and Silver and the scenery. The bad part was the convoluted plot, the buffoon Ranger, and especially the violence for a Disney film. Some could complain about the length too. Overall, not bad. But Despicable Me 2 clobbered it and Ranger will lose money based on how much it cost to make. I agree the critics were too hard on it. The train scenes were good too. A REALLY good movie for the year, my pick ~ 42.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago


Thanks for sharing your movie review on the Long Ranger and Johnny Depp.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

GF... am I going to have to drive my butt to San Jose to take you to a movie theater?  I would... ya know! ;-)  I think the makers tried to appeal to a 'younger' crowd, however much of that generation hasn't been exposed to The Lone Ranger.  Clearly, the theater was packed with a 50+ and over crowd.  I didn't mind... it was nice not having to contend with obnoxious teens texting and talking during the movie ;-)

Thanks Alexandra... I totally smiled after seeing this film ;-)

Yes indeed... Laura!  I know what you mean... for some reason, the pics aren't showing up on my screen either.  Nice to see you Sweetie!

Glad you saw the movie... Gary!  I really liked the story... it took awhile to understand all of it, but it all made sense in the end.  The only part I didn't like was the creepy dude ripping the guy's heart out and... well, you know the rest.  I'll have to see Despicable Me 2 ;-) 

Thanks Lou... I love the movies... maybe it's the buttery popcorn... yumm & fun!

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 3 years ago

I agree with you Mel, but unfortunately not many others did including the critics and the producers.  Oh well. that's their opinion. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Realty, Million Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spec (Keller Williams Lake Nona Advantage III Realty) over 3 years ago

Melinda, I'm old enough to remember going to the movies for the original! Not nearly as cute as our Johnny!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Morning Mel~ I'm a Johnny fan. I've heard that the film is good too, but not so much if you are an original Lone Ranger fan. I don't know that we'll see it on the big screen, but we'll see it!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (Cherry Creek Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

Mel - I have not seen the movie; however, I did see Johnny Depp give a kiss on the mouth, not once but twice to Jimmy Kimmel Live a few days ago. Then yesterday, I heard Johnny boy does that to everyone he meets for the first time. So, my recommendation for you is to try to meet him in person!

I agree with your description of dear old Johnny and of course, I'd like to meet him in person too!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Very good Mel and we will see it this weekend, there are a few good ones right now which is usually not the case

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 3 years ago

HAHAHA.  Screw the critics! Okay, I'll go see it and support the effort. I'm a big Johnny Depp fan anyway...and always love a good ( and fun) western.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORs® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 3 years ago

Me & my opinion... we're used to standing alone and keeping each other company... Kevin ;-)

Johnny surely adds the spunk to Tonto's character... Patricia ;-)

Me too Donna... I think it's worth the watch ;-)

OMG... Patricia, you're a real hoot!  Shall we call that a 'JohnnySmack' ?  ;-)))

It's entertaining Charles... except for one part in a desert canyon... I won't spoil it for you, but I closed my eyes on that part.

Yes, indeed Debb!  I hate it when the critics sling mud on a perfectly decent film and actor.  They're trying to say our Johnny Boy is finished... I don't think so! 

Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC) over 3 years ago

Mel, Johnny Depp is one of my two or three favorite actors. My hubby always teases me because I have a thing for him...he always calls him "Pirate Boy", but that wasn't necessarily my favorite of his characters. He is SUCH an amazing actor. He is also working on possibly buying the property that Wounded Knee is located on, if I am recalling this correctly as he wants to give it back to the tribe.

He ISN'T just a pretty face!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon (Vernonia Realty) over 3 years ago