Jerry Bruckheimer Convinced 'Lone Ranger' Will Be Remembered as 'Brave, Wonderful Film'
"It reminds me of a critic who called Flashdance a 'toxic dump.' Ten years later [the critic] said, 'This is really a good movie. I missed it.' I think [Lone Ranger] is going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film."
Meanwhile, Bruckheimer -- who has produced everything from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to, yes, Coyote Ugly -- is also convinced that the film's terrible reviews had nothing to do with its poor box office performance.
"You always want to get good reviews, but you know, it's reversed in Europe," he said. "It's 70 percent good reviews and 30 percent mixed there. So, that happens."
Maybe. But when even someone like Johnny Depp is thinking about retiring, something obviously isn't right here.