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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.
Industrial Light & Magic's first foray into the world of animation hits all the right notes, for Rango is an endlessly fascinating recreation of the Wild West that brims with cutting-edge animation and is just as accomplished in its technical aspects as it is structurally sound in its narration. Stuffed with clever references to classic spaghetti westerns yet retaining an originality of its own, the first feature-length animation film from the pioneering VFX firm is one of the best westerns to surface in recent years.
Set in an Old West town populated by desert fauna, Rango tells the story of its titular character, an ordinary chameleon who winds up in the desert town following an unforeseen accident and in order to…
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…
"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…
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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…
Wacky animation makes fun out of every western cliché you can think of, and with style. I think the saloon sequence became one of my favorites. Also, Johnny Depp is spot on as the voice of our lizard protagonist.
A movie so in love with Sergio Leone (as if he was the only filmmaker to ever make a western) that it just made me wish I was watching a Sergio Leone film instead. Animated characters simply can't replace The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. As cartoons go, it has a solid story and a very mean bad guy, and might get one or two teenagers to seek out real westerns, but I was pretty blah about the whole thing. Script by director Gore Verbinski, John Logan, and James Ward Byrkit.
What a bizarrely original and incredible feat of animated filmmaking. This movie is on the level of most Pixar movies, and is truly a modern animation classic. Also one of the best westerns of the decade.
THIS LIZARD IS MY SON
Really good movie! I love all the animations and the music fits perfectly! I didn't touch my heart like a lot of good animated film do, but I laughed a lot and it's really worth a review some time! Depp is so much better when it's just his voice..harsh but true.
This is up there with Hertzfeldt's work for best contemporary animated film.
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.
Animation is very hit and miss with me and if a film doesn't grab me early on, I usually find them to be only average. I thought Rango was decent enough and it looks great, but i doubt I'll ever watch it again.
“That’s for my gun, that’s gun lotion”
Rango is a film I kind of didn’t see coming, an animated western-film from the maker of The Pirates of the Caribbean with grown-up jokes and a good performance by Johnny Depp? Color me surprised. It’s clear right from the get-go, as Rango opens with an extremely adventurous and fast-paced scene, only to continue to mix action with some great comedy – where even the possible wife-beater Depp is great.
For all its advantages, the script has a few issues however. It’s basically just mixing a fish-out-of-water story with the liar-revealed-arc and every turn it takes is tiresome. Also, you can only excuse so many western-clichés with “it’s an animated comedy” and the…
Holy bananas. This has got to be the weirdest animation film I've ever seen. I don't really think this was meant to be for kids, and rather intends perhaps to aim for an older audience. The aesthetics managed in the film aren't exactly Pixar-like, which doesn't mean they're not eye-catching, but in the contrary, they make it unique and take animation to a new whole level. The plot revolves a more complex, strong, darker narrative, and the humor in the film is a little bit more mature, which also seems highlighted by the strange physical appearance of the characters and their personalities. The visuals and animation are simply outstanding and I specially loved Jake the Snake's animation and character design.…
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