July 8, 2013
The Lone Ranger
This was a parody of a western, and not a very good one. And bloated. Way bloated. It needed about six fewer plotlines than it had. But I liked the horses.
Also, it’s bad enough having a (mostly) white actor play an iconic Native American character like Tonto. What’s equally offensive is Johnny Depp borrowing a bunch of Hollywood Indian cliches in order to play yet another quirky Johnny Depp character, ha ha, isn’t he weird? I think I’m done with these Johnny Depp-plays-a-quirky-weird-character vehicles.
Despicable Me 2
I have to be honest, for someone who’s a fan of the Minions, like me, this was actually kind of traumatic, for reasons that will be totally clear if you’ve seen it. Also, “It’s not a real family until there’s a Mom and a Dad?” Really? We’re going there? This is the kind of thing that makes me wonder what people who claim that Hollywood is radically liberal are smoking. Yeah, not as good as the first.