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
"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…
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…
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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.
Wow, wow, wow! It's been quite a while since a friend recommended this to me on account of my interest in westerns (American and spaghetti), and I finally got around to watching it. Not only did my eyes and ears feast on every Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone reference that popped up, as I surprisingly found connections to John Ford classics like The Searchers, non-western movies like Aladdin and even Mad Max: Fury Road. I am not kidding, there are shots in this movie which are identical to the film George Miller released three years later. I wouldn't go so far as to call it theft or plagiarism, but it's hardly a coincidence.
Apart from that, it's a really good movie.
Alright let me just say something.
I absolutely, unconditionally, unreasonably hate this fucking movie. Really. I hate this movie even more than I can put into words. Let me just point out that I know I sound like a hypocrite because a couple weeks ago I was talking about how pretentious-film-fanatic-adults should not be bashing children's movies and I am sorry but there is just no way that the target audience for this movie was small children. I have nothing to critique about this movie because there is nothing to critique it should have just straight up never been made. I have not seen it since 2011 when it came out in theaters and it ruined my life irreversibly so I have not seen it since and I never plan on seeing it ever again. This ugly fucking lizard is the root of all of my anxiety.
A bizarre, but enjoyable, animation featuring the voice of Johnny Depp.
i refuse to believe johnny depp voiced rango. it sounds nothing like him. also the behind the scenes videos weird me out so much.
this movie was advertised like hell when it came out and now no one remembers it
George Lucas' company ILM proves to be a match for Pixar with their first animation, a dazzling fun ride that is also an entertaining homage to Westerns and the Italian spaghetti subgenre, deliciously subverting the figure of the anti-hero in a story with many welcome references.
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…