Movies for Guys
Who would think that Disney would ever make movies for guys? Now don’t get me wrong, Disney has produced some real action backed movies in the past. For example, all four of the Pirates of the Caribbean, plus both National Treasure movies. as well as Prince of Persia. As a guy, I sometimes just want to sit down and watch a real high-speed, adrenaline-packed film that can keep me on my toes. But, as a parent, I want to be able to share that time with my children… or at least my teenage son. Therefore, I am constantly looking for movies with clean content. For at least the last decade, Disney movies have stepped up to the plate and delivered some pleasurable movie experiences in this arena.
Iron Man 3
I am excited about the continued production of all the Marvel films, and how they each flow into each other just as they do in the comic books. My favorite so far has been the Iron Man series. The story line, technology and fast-paced action keep me wanting more. I do not know if you were able see the new trailer for Iron Man 3 during Super Bowl XLVII, but the excitement of the new release got my blood pumping. Ideally Tony Stark/Iron Man is under attack from an enemy that virtually has no bounds. Stark discovers his personal world destroyed by his enemy’s hands, therefore he embarks on a heroic quest to find those responsible.
I cannot wait for the release of Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013 .
The Lone Ranger
In addition to the Iron Man 3 release, I am intrigued by the production and release of The Lone Ranger. Most people do not understand the depth of The Lone Ranger. The movie dates itself back to when days of the old shows on the radio way back in 1933. This dynamic duo of the 30’s and late 40’s also later spawned a television show that ran from 1949 to 1957. This masked adventurer and his side-kick, Tonto, lead the way in many ways as far as heroes go.
From the series, several key quotes have been hailed and epitomize the time of Cowboys and Indians. Things like, “Hi-yo, Silver! Away!” And as they would gallop off into the distance, someone would always inevitably ask, “Who was that masked man anyway?” No one ever knew. Even Tonto usually referred to the Lone Ranger only as “Ke-mo sah-bee” which was American Indian for “faithful friend.”
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” 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.