‘Lone Ranger’ trailer: You’ve got to be kidding [video]
Published: October 3, 2012 11:56AM
Updated: October 3, 2012 01:12PM
An undated publicity photo from Disney/Bruckheimer Films, shows actors, Johnny Depp, left, as Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal quest, who joins forces in a fight for justice with Armie Hammer, as John Reid, a lawman who has become a masked avenger. In New Mexico, where some of the movie was filmed, the Navajo presented Depp, his co-star Hammer, director Gore Verbinski and producer Bruckheimer with Pendleton blankets to welcome them to their land. Elsewhere, the Comanche people of Oklahoma made Depp, an honorary member. The film releases summer 2013. (AP Photo/Disney/Bruckheimer Films, Peter Mountain)

The first teaser trailer of “The Lone Ranger,” Disney’s blockbuster filmed in part in southern Utah, is online — and you kind of have to see it to believe it.

It’s surprising not for the expensive action sequences that director Gore Verbinski (who made the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) has mounted, nor for the emphasis on tarted-up women in Old West garb, nor for the elaborate way producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s vanity logo is deployed.

No, the surprising part — surprising when you consider that this is the year 2012 — is the broken English used by Johnny Depp as the Lone Ranger’s Indian sidekick, Tonto: “There come a time, kemo sabe, when good man must wear mask.”

Expect more dropped articles and other parts of speech when “The Lone Ranger” hits movie theaters next summer.