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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…
Included in: Western
Rango isn't really an animation to be watched by small children, it is instead for the big children like us, who love animation and films in general. I'm not saying kids won't like it, they will most likely have fun with the captivating characters and exciting ride, but we are the ones who will get the references and the more political side of the film, so those of us who are open-minded enough to enjoy a good animation will have a blast.
There was no way in the world I wasn't going to love a film that is a wonderful mix of Spaghetti Westerns and Chinatown - and yet it's a film that finds a heart of…
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 lot of things: it's bizarre, unique but mostly entertaining and fun. It's as self-reflexive I've seen an animation get; from its clear homage to its Western genre, to its actual filmic construction - it amalgamates perfectly to create a delightful ride. It can't see its references remaining as accessible to animations' conventional audiences (children), but its vividly beautiful colouring, imaginative story and witty humour give it that extra edge which allows it to work on both levels. By embracing its Western genre, Rango is not only able to touch upon family themes, but also question self-identity, whilst commentating on the effects of Capitalism on our society. It's a well-matched blend, and the film reflects this through its cool and creative energy.
Film 3/15 of Animated Autumn
Rango is a bizarre little film that captivating in its utter uniqueness, though its plot does feel a little trite and overplayed. One thing that I feel is rapidly disappearing from the field of children’s movies is movies that are profoundly outlandish and weird. This animal world with a western aesthetic is a treat to look at. Each animal is exaggerated and grotesque and aged and visually interesting. There are some very enthralling scenes of action as well; a high-speed chase through a vast ravine is remarkably cinematic. This world is also unforgivingly violent (albeit in a PG way); a rattlesnake with a Gatling gun for a rattle is one of the most awesomely menacing…
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An odd animated western worth watching. It's funny, has great CGI and a solid plot.
Watched in March 2011
Rango is a pet chameleon whose days are spent in a terrarium acting out scenarios with his accessories. That is until his owners move and his terrarium flies out of the car crashing him into the middle of the of the dessert. Here he stumbles upon the town of Dirt, a wild west town that is out of water. Rango, the actor chances on the opportunity to show what he's got and makes out to be a something he's not. The town falls for him amazed at his skills and enlists him to find the reason behind the lack of water.
From the opening moments, where we meet Rango in his captive home you can tell…
Visual effects 8/10
Character design 10/10
Overall, a film that looks really great, has a lot of great lines and quirky ideas, but remains a highly forgettable film due to a shallow and unfocused plot.
O design é tão lindo, que acabei me distraindo e prestando mais atenção nos cenários, texturas, detalhes das personagens etc, do que na história em si, que, convenhamos, é bem fraquinha e nada original.
Better than a good amount of Live Action Movies to come out of the last five or so years.....
This is really good fun; quirky story, excellent animation, really good voice actors. I felt that the actors would be obvious and over the top as they can sometimes be in animations, (I was worried about Johnny Depp in particular), but they weren't. Rather than model the characters on the actor, I felt the actors really tried to fit the characters, which is how it should be really.
The delightful character animation and fantastic action sequences in this unusually original animated film will please the kiddies, but I suspect Rango will especially appeal to those adults - and especially those film buffs - who can also keep up with the rat-a-rat absurdist dialogue and the affectionate homages to heaps of classic westerns, plus nods to Fear & Loathing, Star Wars, Raiders, Spaghetti Western Clint - and one slightly forced nod to At World's End, the last Verbinski-Depp collaboration.
Granted there are a few too many characters in this film, but each one is SO well defined that it's tough to make a distinction between each one's dialogue and exceptional voice work. I can't recall John Logan EVER being this…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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