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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…
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.
Throughout "Rango," I kept thinking that if the Coen Brothers made an animated Western, it would probably look and sound a lot like this film. Enjoyable, but never joyful, "Rango" captures the grotesqueries of its characters with beautifully realized textures, all-the-while telling a tale that is both archetypal and meta. Albeit a bit chilly, it's clever stuff.
A great little western that just happens to star a chameleon.
Inteligente, emocionante, imaginativa. «Rango» lo tiene todo para ser un hito, una pequeña genialidad de la animación, ¿por qué me resulta entonces tan anódina? Porque su guión parece salido de un manual estilo «el perfecto guión de cine en doce cómodos pasos», porque su subtexto es acomodaticio, porque no arriesga en ningún momento más allá de lo imprescindible. No puedes citar a Leone y no entender el man with no name, no puedes referenciar a Hunter S: Thompson y quedarte con la moral imperante.
Rango, pudiste ser grande, pero te conformaste con tener nombre.
Love this animation.
Rango is astounding work of animation film in the start of year 2011. It has got plot of entertaining essence, unique characters and pure message. Through the eye of animation work I guess the western theme of this film so far marvelous and praise-worthy.
A smile on my face, throughout.
A slightly smaller, more confused smile on the 6-yr-old's face, throughout.
It's a feature-length wink at cinephiles, but it also both stands on its own as a great story and doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator (I've not seen Shark Tale, but I gather that it attempted something similar, only with less commitment, conviction, intelligence, wit, creativity, nuance, and maturity).
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Wonderful animated fun full of new ideas and lots of allusions to other genre movies, maybe better for a mature audience than for children, especially since some of the creatures are quite gruesome.
I feel like this movie isn't appreciated enough. I think what turns some people off from Rango the movie is its dry humor. But I watch it specifically for Rango the character. "Who am i? I could be anyone." Not only is he a lizard trying to "blend" in to a society but he's a buffoon trying to find himself. I find his character arc very relatable and I enjoy seeing him transform into the hero towards the end. Not to mention visually the movie is great and it's fun hearing Johnny Depp's voice attached to this character.
Echt goede animatie en goede Western. Wel een traag middenstuk, maar dat wordt gecompenceerd. Grappig
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