Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are speaking up for the first time about The Lone Ranger flop.
The film was supposed to be one of the summer blockbusters as it teamed up Depp, who has star power and Bruckheimer, who is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood.
But it was not to be so, the movie flopped, big. With no apparent explanation people were turned off from filling the needed seats
Depp and Bruckheimer are blaming US critics for what will go down as one of the biggest disappointments in recent movie history. The remake, which also starred Armie Hammer in the role of Lone Ranger, was a highly anticipated one for the summer of 2013.
In a recent interview, Johnny Depp, who played Tonto in the film says that reviews of Ranger were written seven to eight months prior to the movie's release.
Bruckheimer joins Depp in saying that the movie never stood a chance in the face of negative reviews and added that critics were not really reviewing their production, but the costly budget, which was $250 million.
The producer says that the audience doesn't care what the budget is when they go to see a film, they pay the same whether the movie costs a dollar or 20 million dollars.
Bruckheimer also says that critics made a mistake and the film is an epic production full of humor and with great performances by Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
Hammer echoes both opinions saying that critics were "gunning our movie since it was shot down the first time".
His publicists tried to stop him from commenting further, but Hammer went on to say that critics attempted to do the same to Brad Pitt's World War Z, but it didn't work.
Do you think Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer are being sore losers when they blame critics for The Lone Ranger flop?