While World War Z survived poisonous word of mouth to score decent grosses and earn a likely sequel, similar negativity left The Lone Ranger in toxic shock. Even veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer recoiled in the face of his blockbuster’s laceration by American critics. The film itself, while undeniably saggy, was far from the shocker of repute. But if Bruckheimer, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer believed they’d found their culprits in America’s critics, they neglected to explain the success of equally derided projects like G. I. Joe: Retaliation and Oz The Great And Powerful. Here, with Gore Verbinski to the fore and Depp’s bird hat also in attendance, the film’s brains trust compares notes.