What the Heck is the Green Monster?
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Screenplay (also for its soundtrack), The Legend of the Lone Ranger is the most beloved animated fantasy film ever released. When the film was first shown on television, many children were overcome with the urge to join the Rangers – and the movie took them by surprise. However, the popularity of the film is not surprising considering the quality of the script and the unique story. In the tradition of the fairy-tale, the film follows the story of the wise old man (often played by Charles Osgood), who is the leader of the Rangers.
Although the hero, the Lone Ranger, is the central figure of the film, the true hero is the masked man who stands out in the darkness. Cavalli is the Lone Ranger, the person who saves the day with his exceptional abilities as a gunslinger, while the strange masked man is the masked menace who threatens the world with his supernatural powers. The Lone Ranger is the perfect hero for kids; the role is brilliantly written for the youthful mind, and the plot works excellently for the ages.
The story begins with the story of the ranch hand,heimer (Cary Elwes), who longs to be like the legendary Lone Ranger. After accidentally killing an evil witch, he is transformed into the strong, brave Lone Ranger. However, the evil witch sends the Ranger on a wild goose chase, and the woods are filled with evil creatures bent on wreaking havoc. With help from the friendly local boys, the Lone Ranger sets out on a daring rescue mission. He saves the townsfolk along the way, and the mask that is placed on the hero’s face during the course of the film is revealed to be the same mask that the ranger had worn long ago in the legend of the lone ranger.
In the current day, the town of Tombstone is the headquarters for the Tombstone Rough Riders. The town is a place of historical interest for the weary tourist, as the Rough Riders have been the subject of many songs and poems, including the classic “Don’t Tread On the Grass.” The history of the Rough Riders is the subject of the book Don’t Tread On the Grass by Don Williams, Jr., and the movie of the same name was made by Disney.
The current team of the Rangers consists of twelve members: Big D, Clyde Dennison (retired); Wig Yrok (actor/actor); Mack (composer and songwriter); Tom Selleck (actor); Charlie Bell (actor); Joe Caputo (actor/singer); Don Williams (coach and trainer); Donny Hathaway (actor); and Billy Ray Cyrus (actor). The original member, the rambunctious Le Plonk, is now known only as the Big D.
The story of the Lone Ranger is told in the book and the film. The early days of the Ranger’s career are the subject of the first chapter in the book and the third chapter in the film. The book describes the hard years the rangers endured while the Indians roamed the woods. The Lone Ranger and his partner, the deadly rabbit Frasier, travel the country chasing wolves and battling evil trappers.
The death of the last remaining trapper, the trapper’s wife, in the first chapter prompts the rangers to seek out the last surviving Native American man, the mighty warrior chief Crooked Face, the last of the great hornbills. A battle with the Indians leads the two rangers to the last remaining lodge. Here the rangers learn the legend of the lone ranger and the legendary green-eyed monster they have to capture. The Lone Ranger is portrayed as the strong male hero and the evil reptilian creature known as the Green Monster.
The late Michael Connelly provides the voice of the Lone Ranger in the television series and the video game. He portrays the rangers bond with the settlers and the bad guys. The video game adaptation of the book has the same character model as the original novel and the television series. The video game version also features the voice of David Hasselhoff, the popular action star who has done the voice over work for the video games Batman Forever, Men in Black, and the X-Men series.
For the most part the film is a family affair, with the exception of the Green Monster. Apart from the Lone Ranger, the other characters are the sheriff, the wife and son of the late Chief O’Brien, the townspeople, the parents of the lead characters, the town residents, the children that live in the town, the animals that live in the forests, the inhabitants of the caves, the robots that the circus uses, the humans that the Rangers fight alongside, the evil natives, the evil leader of the tribe, the evil wizard, the evil dog that was owned by the evil wizard,
the evil gargoyle that guards the entrance to the fort, the other Rangers who join the adventure, the Chinese girl that the evil sorceress tries to recruit, the mole that the sorceress tries to poison, the Indian boy who is the son of the late Chief O’Brien, the Chinese girl the evil sorceress tries to recruit, the turtles that the ranger fights alongside, the other Rangers who fall victim to the evil wizard’s magical attacks, the evil tribe the evil sorceress belongs to, the other tribes the Ranger encounters during the adventure, the dying survivor of the Fort interviews the townspeople after his rescue, the climax of the film which involves the Ranger and the other Rangers getting captured.
The Legend of the Lone Ranger – A Film Review
The Legend of the Lone Ranger is the third of the Walt Disney World film series. If you like the first two films, and the Castle of Dreams and Hercules, this will be a nice change of pace for you. I always enjoyed the story lines, but the animation was not as good as some of the other Disney World attractions. But, the story is still fun, and the animation was quite decent. Plus, the cast is fantastic.
In the town ofapon, a young man named Johnny ( Kris Angel) finds a skull in the woods. The skull belongs to an old woman who appears to be the sole survivor of a murder she committed many years ago. As time goes by, the two develop a friendship and the murder becomes more mysterious. Then, one day, they find the woman’s journal in the attic. Within the journal are the details about the crime and the killers.
In the Adventure of the Lone Ranger, the hero has been chosen to be the solo star of his own solo adventure. He leaves the safety of the station to go on an out-of-world journey to search for the skull. His only companion is a trusty horse (the only animal able to brave the solo ride), who shares his thoughts, hopes and fears.
The Lone Ranger has the ability to summon various animals that help him in his quest. Along the way, he helps the natives of the land, and even gets to know the local flora and fauna. On the journey, he faces various dangerous situations and battles with the evil Enchantress. In the end, he must use the love, trust and skills of the townsfolk to help him defeat the Enchantress and free the inhabitants of the forests.
The Legend of the Lone Ranger is different from the Disney movies in many ways. For one, the story is not set inside the magic world of the Disney. The Lone Ranger solo film has its own plot and all the old TMJ stuff you would expect to find in the movies has been omitted. In the films, the TMJ problem is mentioned but the emphasis is more on the adventure and the hero’s quest to find the truth about the case.
The film has garnered good reviews from critics and the Lone Ranger has become a hit in the American TV markets. However, the success of the film is marred by the terrible acting and the shoddy special effects. Viewers have also complained about the long scenes of the hero running in circles. Overall, the Legend of the Lone Ranger is a fun film that some parents would watch with their kids. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the adventure and the heroics of the Lone Ranger more than the acting.