This weekend at the box office, it’s all about remakes, sequels and Kevin Hart.
Long Ranger and Despicable Me 2 will square off for the box office crown, while Man of Steel, World War Z and Monsters University rally for position.
Of course, if you want to avoid the hordes of rabid Gru fans and nostalgia fanatics, Kevin Hart’s Let Me Explain is a nice escape from the norm.
Here are our movies picks for this weekend.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson and Helena Bonham Carter
Synopsis: A Native American warrior named Tonto (Johnny Depp) discovers ranger John Reid (Armie Hammer) after an ambush. They join forces to battle corruption in the west.
What We Think: The same guys that brought you Pirates of the Caribbean are behind this, so they had to throw in Johnny Depp. It’s not going to win any awards, but it should win some brownie points in the action/adventure department. We expect a fun, goofy western action movie
Despicable Me 2
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russel Brand and Miranda Cosgrove.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Starring: Kevin Hart
Synopsis: Filmed at New York’s Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart uses material from his 2012 Let Me Explain tour; an event which covered 10 countries and earned more than $30M.
What We Think: There’s no story line. This “movie” is for people who didn’t attend the actual show because: (a) the tour didn’t come through their town; (b) they wanted to avoid hecklers; or (c) they have no idea who Kevin Hart is. If you want some laughs, see this movie.