Jerry Bruckheimer Convinced ‘Lone Ranger’ Will Be Remembered as ‘Brave, Wonderful Film’
Unlike most Americans, producer Jerry Bruckheimer saw The Lone Ranger and thought it was a good movie. In fact, he’s convinced audiences will one day wake up and realize it was every bit as memorable as another movie he worked on:Flashdance. Here’s what he told Vulture on Monday:
“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.