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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.
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…
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 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.
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…
The owl narrator is the voice of the ABC Family announcer
nice character designs
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
En esta película tenemos:
1º Animales del desierto de Mojave en un contexto del Oeste.
2º Johnny Depp haciendo de camaleón histriónico, que encima es actor.
2º Una banda sonora de la leche que evoca el género western.
3º Tres guiños sublimes a otras tres películas que son canelita en rama (no digo nada para que no sea demasiado el spoiler).
4º Un homenaje COJONUTEN al género western y una crítica al capitalismo.
No sé, pero yo digo sí, afirmativo, okey makey y encima le doy 4 estrellas. Por cierto, ese villano en forma de serpiente, chapó.
This was one of the strangest, but yet really funny animated movies I've ever seen.
We've been rango'd.
I liked rango a lot more than I thought I would. It was fun, clever, and had some amazing animation styles and effects. Johnny Depp was great and I would recommend and watch again. Gore Verbinski is awesome.
Turns out I am something of a sucker for quirky animated westerns, featuring witty mariachi bands. Who knew.
A sheltered pet chameleon with an identity crisis accidentally ends up in the middle of the desert and stumbles across an animal town called Dirt. Seeing it as an opportunity to finally stand out, he calls himself "Rango" and role-plays as Dirt's new sheriff.
I commend the film for being edgy, especially with elements of its humour. I also that the details of the deeper premise, which I won't spoil, is an interesting one. However, in terms of entertainment, I found myself not really being affected by it. By no means is it a bad film - nowhere near it - I just found that a lot of the humour didn't hit for me, personally, which dampened my enjoyment pf…
Rango is such an out-there experience that there really is no going into it with expectations. What you can expect is something unlike anything you'll find at studios like Disney or DreamWorks. It's offbeat, surreal, and just plain insane at points. The dialogue is peppered with moments that'll make you do a mental double take, unsure of whether you heard what you think you heard. Gore Verbinski had a vision, and I'm surprised, yet thoroughly pleased that Paramount and Nickelodeon allowed him to explore it.
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