Despicable Me 2 vs. The Lone Ranger?

Two movies opened up on the same day The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2, one made from Disney and the other Universal Studios, two very opposing entertainment industries.

Minion from Despicable Me 2 (left) and Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger (right)

WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS FOR BOTH MOVIES

The Lone Ranger is a movie that tells the rising of John Reid, played by Armie Hammer, Reid is a stickler for the law coming to Texas to visit his older brother, Dan Reid.  John doesn’t know that the train is carrying an outlaw who is Butch Cavendish caught by Dan and also the Comanche spirit warrior, Tonto who is played by Johnny Depp.

Tonto and John Reid meet

The plot goes on as the railroad is being built but with little care for the Native Americans which are the Comanche, the mayor of the town who is orchestrating the production of the railroads has agreed to keep building the railroads on their side of the river and away from the Comanche land as long as they stay out of the towns and their production, however, the plot thickens when silver and gold minerals come into play—let’s leave it at that.

I went with my boyfriend to see the movie and we both agreed it was funny, but then we thought, no not just any funny, it’s definitely “Johnny Depp” funny. I guess his humor has to be put into a separate category. I hate to say it, but, I did see and hear a lot of Captain Jack Sparrow in Tonto. Let me take you to one of the beginning scenes, Tonto and John Reid were both handcuffed together and when they were fighting the bad guys on the train, pure luck something would happen to help them be able to fight off the bad guys. This is just like Captain Jack Sparrow when he fights or takes on the bad guys he doesn’t think about it, it sort of just happens.

Tonto

Another great actor or should I say animal actor that stood out was Silver the white spirit horse. The movie incorporated Silver into situations where you would least expect a horse to appear.

Silver does an amazing job, here’s a photo from one of my favorite scenes:

Silver and Tonto fighting over “Spirit Warrior”

I’ve given The Lone Ranger 3 out or 5 Mickeys, it’s a well made movie, and I did like it.

3 out of 5I was lucky enough to get to see Despicable Me 2 and I have to admit it was better than the first one.

The two movies are difficult to compare with each other. Despicable Me 2 is without a doubt a family movie, not saying The Lone Ranger isn’t, but when someone gets shot in the head while blood splatters around—you just don’t take your two year old there. Both movies had a love interest, but Despicable Me 2 was able to make it funny and entertaining while The Lone Ranger was serious and risky.

Gru and Lucy

In the end, I’m definitely a kid at heart and will have to say, I liked Despicable Me 2 over The Lone Ranger, sorry Disney!

Which one would you go see A or B?  Or if you saw both, which did you like better? Comment below! 🙂

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Lone Ranger’s Tonto (Johnny Depp) kisses Jimmy Kimmel!

A new movie is coming out in theaters July 3, 2013 and it stars Johnny Depp.Johnny Depp kisses Jimmy Kimmel for saying he’s got a beautiful face and they talk a bit more about “The Lone Ranger”…

Johnny Depp as Tonto

Disney states:

“The Lone Ranger” is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films create a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” is a remake of the original 1950s TV show “The Lone Ranger” and his sidekick Tonto through the Wild West

On the left, Disney’s version of “The Lone Ranger”starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. On the right, the original Tonto and John Reid. Image by CBS/Peter Mountain/Disney

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE: The controversy over the casting of Depp as Tonto and concerns as to whether the film will present a positive accurate representation of the Comanche.

Watch the trailer below!