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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 dark, dramatic comedy at its heart. I would not define it as a joyous children's movie that much is for sure. But I think it is something children would love just the same. A lot of the innuendos and deeper context is probably going to go over most kids heads. Honestly, that is okay because Rango is an easy creature to love, and that's what really matters. Adults can enjoy this film it as it teeters towards an adult audience. Children can appreciate its beautiful look and fun nature. And everyone can enjoy the warm spirit that lay beneath it's scaly exterior.
it had a unique story about reinventing yourself! Loved it!
8/10: Gore Verbinski's first animation is full of western references and has surprisingly incredible western score that matches that of Ennio Morricone (never thought I'd say that), all thanks to Hans Zimmer's brilliance. This guy is a living legend, I tell you. If you can muster its sluggish start and its extremely fast-pace dry humor, then you will enjoy Rango and its Western mayhem.
Good animation and story of the wild west but simply went on for too long. I was incredibly bored by the end of it and was wishing it to be over as soon as possible. Nice western characters animated nicely but apart from that, nothing special.
There's a new sheriff in the little desert town of Dirt, and he's in way over his head. As an homage to classic westerns, Rango had the potential to be either really good or really stupid. It went with really good - particularly on the animation front. The level of detail in the characters amazed me all the way through. Throw in intelligent humour and a brilliant voice cast and you have a winner. The only thing more I might have asked for is a story that was a little more focused.
Rango is a surprisingly fun animated feature. Gore Verbinski's eye for action translates well to this format, and Johnny Depp's voice work is only like 25% as annoying as his live action oeuvre of late.
Εξαιρετικό animation, από τα καλύτερα που έχω δει τα τελευταία χρόνια. Με ενα φα-ντα-στι-κό design, εντελώς διαφορετικό από τα συνήθη: βρώμικο, rough around the edges και ρεαλιστικό.
Ξεχάστε τους cute animated characters, αυτοί εδω έχουν λέπια, τους λείπουν αυτιά, πούπουλα και γενικότερα ό,τι πιο gruesome έχω δει σε "ζωάκια". Φακ γιου Φρόζεν.
(+) Ο Τζόνι Ντεπ παίζει το fear and loathing σε σαύρα. Και ψιλογαμάει.
(-) δεν έχω, εδώ μιλάμε για redefine του είδους.
Don't watch too many of these sorts of things but was really bowled over by the animation.
My latest film review Rango by Adam Pittman.
To my [readers] this film will surprise you, because yes it is meant for children but however Rango is something completely different to its predecessors in this format [i.e. computer animation.] This film uses an undertone and hidden meaning throughout this film [which is not a criticism] more an observation, which is very cleverly used to set the atmosphere in this film. [I would give you a hint towards the hidden meaning but however that would tell you too much about the film.] The tempo of this film is done in such a way that [you the viewer and Rango] are on a journey together so in essence in about five minutes…
Rango is a bit of an odd movie. It's an animated western by the director of Pirates of the Caribbean and starring Johnny Depp in the title role. Despite this odd combination, Rango pulls it off despite having a slight identity crisis (ironic considering that's exactly what Rango has in this film). The story has a simple setup: A pet chameleon, who aspires to be an actor, is suddenly thrown out of his tank in the middle of the highway in the Mojave Desert by accident. The chameleon decides to head to the nearest town Dirt thanks to the advice of the ill fated armadillo Roadkill. Dirt is a classic western town populated by many different types of creatures but…
This is one of those animated films that doesn't give away their respect to the viewers by overselling to young kids
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