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‘Despicable Me 2′ vs. ‘The Lone Ranger’: Which Film Are You Seeing?

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This 4th of July weekend is one of the biggest of the year, and 2013′s edition brings two heavy hitters to theaters: ‘Despicable Me 2‘ and ‘The Lone Ranger.’ So which film are you cooling off with this week?

There’s no doubt that ‘Despicable Me 2′ is going to be a monster hit; the first film made over $500 million worldwide and has quickly become a family favorite. Plus, those lovable minions are simply irresistible, and it’s not a stretch to think people will be heading to the theater in droves just to see those little guys chatter it up.

Then there’s ‘The Lone Ranger,’ which is being touted as the next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ thanks to the re-teaming of star Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The film’s ad campaign has focused heavily on Depp’s comedic antics, as well as the film’s bevy of explosions and action sequences. The only setback may be the negative press the film has received from the critics (our review in particular) and the fact that Westerns, no matter how bombastic, are rarely a big hit with audiences.

So which film will you be checking out this weekend? Both films hit today (Wednesday), so vote in our poll. And have a Happy 4th of July!

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