Quentin Tarantino Really Only Liked the Train Parts of Lone Ranger

MACAU - OCTOBER 07: American director Quentin Tarantino poses on the red carpet during the 2013 Huading Awards Ceremony at The Venetian on October 7, 2013 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images for Global Talents Media Group)
Photo: Lam Yik Fei/2013 Getty Images

Over the weekend, Quentin Tarantino released his Best Films of 2013 (So Far) list and confused basically everyone who’s not Johnny Depp by including The Lone Ranger. Today, some explanation (translated by IndieWire from a French weekly): “The first forty-five minutes are excellent … the next forty-five minutes are a little soporific. It was a bad idea to split the bad guys in two groups; it takes hours to explain and nobody cares. Then comes the train scene — incredible! When I saw it, I kept thinking, ‘What, that’s the film that everybody says is crap? Seriously?’” He goes on to explain that he did not appreciate the slaughter or the racism. Just the trains.

Tarantino Just Liked the Lone Ranger Train