Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Heroes come in all different colors.
When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.
what the hell
I enjoyed this the first time I saw it, back when it first came out; didn't necessarily love it though. But now Rango is definitely one of my favorite animated movies ever. It's so incredibly bizarre, as well as one of the coolest freakin' things visually (definitely check it out on Blu-ray if possible). Johnny Depp's voice performance is perfect in bringing spectacular life to the character - same goes for the entire supporting cast, actually. And, of course, I absolutely love the Fear & Loathing references.
Recent animation has suffered from relentless 3D, not to mention a tendency towards diluted story lines, under-developed characters, and overly safe humour. Too much of the wrong thing, and too little originality, has meant that it's been a long time since I've sat through an animated blockbuster and not eagerly anticipated the end. Just as I was about to give up hope on Hollywood, along comes Rango with his identity issues, his metaphysical self-awareness, and his little beady eyes, shaking up a genre that was dying a slow death.
The story follows a pet chameleon (Johnny Depp) who is stranded in the desert after being knocked out of the back of a moving car. Used to life within the confines…
Astonishingly fresh, deft, weird and left-of-center, RANGO is a self-stylized 21st Century Western set in the world of desert-dwelling animals who think they're living in the world of Sergio Leone. Elegant motion-captured performances, bold and bizarre visual elements, stylish and tongue-firmly-stuck-in-bone-dry-cheek, RANGO is a film that isn't so much for modern animation fans as it's for fans who are sick of modern animation and its lowest-common-denominator-catering blandness.
Whimsical and witty with strong direction by Gore Verbinski (who seems to have found his element post his Pirates-career), studded with great performances, odd cameos and outlandishly surreal and astonishingly intelligent post-modern gags, if you see one peyote-laced, nightmare-fuel, Johnny-Depp-playing-Hunter-S-Thompson-playing-a-reptilian-Jack-Sparrow-cowboy-hero movie in your lifetime...make sure it's this one.
Rango is a dark, dramatic comedy at its heart. I would not define it as a joyous children's movie that much is for sure. But I think it is something children would love just the same. A lot of the innuendos and deeper context is probably going to go over most kids heads. Honestly, that is okay because Rango is an easy creature to love, and that's what really matters. Adults can enjoy this film it as it teeters towards an adult audience. Children can appreciate its beautiful look and fun nature. And everyone can enjoy the warm spirit that lay beneath it's scaly exterior.
it had a unique story about reinventing yourself! Loved it!
Rango has a lot going for it. Solid vocal cast, good animation, a western setting and tone, and some nice quirky characteristics.
At the same time, it is a flawed movie--one which drags a bit in the middle and offers heavy handed moralistic commentary. Thankfully, it is entertaining enough to overcome the negatives and provide a good viewing experience.
Particularly appreciated by me were the re-injection of some taboo visuals for a children's animated movie--smoking and drinking.
It hearkens back to the older Disney titles which were infused with that smokey aura that has since been overly sterilized in animated cinema. Might not be a great film for the younger children, but otherwise comes recommended by me.
Great voiceover by Johnny Depp and stunning artwork. It is so well drawn, if I can use that word in this amazing digital age. There is a fake appearance by Clint which is really cute. It is of course a "remake" of Chinatown, more or less.
I love this movie. It's so beautifully ugly.
It's dialogue, visual style, and tone make it a bit inaccessible to young children, and it won't reach the adults who think animation is "just for kids", but I, for one, fall strongly within its target audience.
It's a dirty, dusty, gloriously stylized mixture of Western tropes, with great characters. Rango is a unique mess of nervousness and unsurety. Rattlesnake Jake is a fittingly demonic and intimidating gunslinger. Mariachi owls. Need I say more?
It has some excellent action set pieces, particularly the hawk chase through town and the bat canyon run (complete with batling guns).
I love plenty of animated films, but I do think this is a prime example of how animation can be used for something more than just "kids' movies".
Animated play on a Western, Rango is weird and a lot of fun.
I don't like Westerns. They're too…dusty. Perhaps that is a stupid thing to say, but I feel dusty watching a Western. I feel dry. The movie feels dry. But I liked Rango. It was dry, dusty, and made me thirsty (perhaps why it was sponsored by Evian…), but it was entertaining -- frivolous enough to be successful as a children's film but serious enough to warrant an adult audience. Albeit, a frivolous adult audience. Although I didn't like the humans in it. I don't know if they were animated or what, but they were f**king creepy.
This one is a blast.
A chameleon. With an identity crisis. Love it.
Visually gorgeous, but incredibly boring and too long.
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