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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.
Industrial Light & Magic's first foray into the world of animation hits all the right notes, for Rango is an endlessly fascinating recreation of the Wild West that brims with cutting-edge animation and is just as accomplished in its technical aspects as it is structurally sound in its narration. Stuffed with clever references to classic spaghetti westerns yet retaining an originality of its own, the first feature-length animation film from the pioneering VFX firm is one of the best westerns to surface in recent years.
Set in an Old West town populated by desert fauna, Rango tells the story of its titular character, an ordinary chameleon who winds up in the desert town following an unforeseen accident and in order to…
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…
"Now, remember son: stay in school, eat your veggies, and burn everything but Shakespeare."
Rangotown. Is that enough of a Chinatown reference? Probably not. Hey folks: this movie is a lot like Chinatown, and that probably sounds either like an insult if you think I'm saying it's derivative or like a compliment if you think I'm comparing it to royalty, but what's really cool about setting Chinatown in the Wild West is the way it brings to life the connection between the western sheriff and the film noir detective. Rango is just as much a detective looking into the mystery of the lack of water in Dirt (the name of the small town he wanders into) as J.J. Gittes is…
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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.
I actually quite enjoyed this and think it is somewhat underrated compared to other animated films.
Packed full of clever references, great dialogue, and fun from start to finish.
I've watched this a whole bunch of times with my kids and it never gets old.
This movie is so underrated.
Rango is a well crafted animated comedy that is a highly entertaining feature with a well executed storyline, and is elevated by a strong voice cast. This is a film that will appeal to viewers of all ages, and the film looks great, as the animation is brilliant, and the plot itself is simple, yet it does a lot with its idea. This is a fun feature that is a must watch feature for animated film fans, and it’s a skillfully crafted picture that warrants your attention from the start. Pixar has done great films, and are undoubtedly the masters in animated features, but sometimes, other studios can make a film that challenges some of Pixar’s very best features. That…
A hell of a lot of fun. Depp's last good performance. Great animation and a lot of references.
Genius western animated picture deals with stereotypes and acceptance while being really funny.
not even animated lizards could make me care about westerns....
I love this animation. Johnny depp does an incredible job voicing this wacky hilarious character. I loved all the smoking and drinking and adult themed jokes like when the doctor puts on the laytex glove when someone mentioned a enlarged prostate haha
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.