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.
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.
what the hell
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.
it had a unique story about reinventing yourself! Loved it!
Verbinski's highly creative 3D reimagining of the western genre is a visual feast to behold, full with twists, action, comedy, dangerous characters and almost all the cherished trademarks that you would have liked to see in the genre. Out of the several 3D animated films that have received high acclaim and appraisal, this one lived up to its own hype more accurately.
Rango's influences are primarily spaghetti. It is a positive aspect that it didn't try to compile the different western styles that can be found between the 30s and the 70s, because it gave the characters, the plot and the style a more polished and focused direction. Even if using Timothy Olyphant to portray Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" is a rather insulting thing to do, this is creativity not at its finest form, but definitely visionary and thoroughly refreshing (with hidden gags that only Spanish speakers may get, heh).
"Burn everything but Shakespeare". Best dialogs in an animation film in a while.
Pretty nice art, but a crudely self-satisfying and lazy story.
STill a wonderfully solid movie loaded to the gills with dark humor and movie references. Charming through and through
With its uniquely grimy, unsettling tone, unconventional character designs and surprisingly existential plot, Rango is a serious game-changer for mainstream family releases and proof that Hollywood hasn't completely forgotten that adult animation won't drive audiences away.
(Also, if you plan on seeing it, watch it with the extended ending. It's much more satisfying than the abrupt theatrical version.)
Commendably oddball, but I wish the story had been more interesting. Everything else in this is awesome and smart and funny and great, but I got a little bored in the middle there. Still, it contains more than enough good stuff to make it worthwhile. I loved the little blurry depressing bit when he goes back to the highway at night, the cars streaming by in a neon rainbow.
Completed Films on Watchlist Review #6
I love good animination movie that is a different than your normal one. Rango is one of those animation movies that stands out in the crowd because it has a unique plot that has fun sphagetti western references and great character.
The plot is about a chameleon named Rango who is trying to save the country by getting the town's water supply.
I know that sounds typical for a western or sphagetti western, but to really appreciate the clever idea of the plot you need to watch Dollars trilogy or Once Upon A Time in the West directed by Segio Leone.
If you have done that already you can enjoy the story more and…
This film wasn't too bad, but I don't remember much. Maybe anything at all.
Entertaining, if somewhat overwrought. You can kind of hear the filmmakers thinking out loud in every scene, "How can we push this more?"
It's definitely one of the best-looking computer animated movies out there — tons of atmosphere and evocative lighting. I assume having one of the best cinematographers ever as a visual consultant helps. I didn't realize he'd been playing such an active role in computer animation, apparently starting with WALL-E.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Spirited Away
- Toy Story
- The Iron Giant
Damn, I was hoping for an even 50, but sometimes it just doesn't work out, does it?
A big thank…
- The Avengers
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Dark Knight
I have no idea why I did this. This list can (in a way) already be found on here by…