“The Lone Ranger,” the Johnny Depp movie that sent reporters scurrying for euphemisms and filmgoers scurrying into other theaters over the holiday weekend, touched off a particularly rousing round of Monday-morning quarterbacking.
Should Disney have pressed forward after cost and other production issues nearly shut down the movie in 2011? Was a $200-million-plus budget sensible given the characters’ low profile among younger filmgoers?
The second-guessing has been as ubiquitous as "Despicable Me 2’s" minions as Hollywood looks back to one of the most underperforming, disappointing, (insert euphemism here) movies of the year.
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