Originally Posted by WV
It does appear to be a mindless fun movie. I've never been a Lone Ranger fan, so it doesn't particularly interest me either. I just find it a little ridiculous that even today the Native American part of Tonto is still cast as a tan white dude instead of getting an actual native american. Sure Depp can claim some Native blood and we'll never really know, but still. I don't think you can compare it to the ones you mentioned either, they are at least the right ethnicity. It isn't a huge deal because of the type movie this is, but it is still pretty sad commentary in todays hyper sensitive world to every other race issue.
And I hope that you realize that studios make films to earn money.
Spending $150 million dollars on a film starring an unknown Native American in the role of Tonto, just to be accurate
, would be a tremendous risk and most likely, an enormous loss of money.
Again, Hollywood films aren't reality. If you want realism, watch a documentary.