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Headscratchers / The Lone Ranger (2013)

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  • How did Tonto get out of jail?
  • Why was Latham Cole so intent on shortening the railroad and building across Comanche territory? Historically, taking the longer route around it would have enabled him to squeeze more money in land grants from the US government.
    • While Cole truly did believe in the railroad, it was also partly a cover for the silver plan, which would have netted him more than the land grants ever would have.
  • If Cole and Cavendish didn't want anybody else to know the silver's location, why did they leave Tonto alive? Especially when you consider that:
    1. There had to have been other children in that Comanche village they slaughtered
    2. It would be an easy way for them to get their watch back
    • Arrogance probably. He's just a kid. Who would believe him? Plus, what were the chances of him actually surviving alone? The plan works as Tonto goes completely insane without them lifting a finger and he would have failed to get revenge if not for John. They probably just gave up when they didn't see him in the village. Plus, sadism.
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  • So let me get this straight: an early-19th century carnival has old man Tonto dressed in his Indian clothes, standing around pretending to be a mannequin in an Old West exhibit? What was the point of this opening/ending, anyway?