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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.
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.
Very creative; although the tonal shifts got a little too jarring at times. Either way, a good time!
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If you’re like me, this movie will make you geek out. Rango, as voiced by Johnny Depp, is a domesticated chameleon out of his element. Having fallen out of his terrarium on a road trip, he comes to a town of desert animals. In an attempt to fit in, he claims to have killed seven criminal brothers with one shot, and that is the lie that starts it all off. This is my favorite animated movie since Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and it has so much going for it that I love to see as a moviegoer. Two of my favorite genres…
Techniquement génial et visuellement très attrayant à suivre.
C'est d'ailleurs le gros problème du film étant donné que toute l'histoire repose sur cela. Il y a des gags de situation, quelques blagues, ... et c'est tout ! Le film peine à vraiment décoller et se repose sur la technique.
Tout reste très "grand public" (voir destiné aux enfants ?) et pas du tout surprenant dans le déroulement de l'histoire et même si Johnny Depp fait son boulot, il ne convainc pas vraiment non plus.
A voir, uniquement pour en prendre plein les yeux.
I loved Rango on my first watch (scoring it 9/10), but not so much on my second (dropping to 5/10) - although it was very late and I was very tired. So a third watch was in order...
Clearly, I WAS too tired on that second occasion. Rango sits comfortably in the 8/10 category. Beautifully written and animated, with much replication of classic western shots, it really is a joy from start to finish. The only thing that bugs me is the items that the creatures use (guns, glasses and whatnot) - we are introduced to the world as our world so the animals shouldn't have such intricate items (especially when other things are clearly human made). If we didn't…
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En Rango la extrañeza no viene del hecho de que esta aventura de autodescubrimiento situada en el simbólico espacio de un desierto venga protagonizada por un camaleón (bien ha sido exprimido por Disney este modelo animista de cuento servido para el público infantil); Lo desconcertante son las fuentes de inspiración, que no obstante no echan raíces de forma drástica en la historia, sino que otorgan un barniz “actual”, de puesta al día de los viejos modelos que no elude un regusto posmoderno. Así, las realidades alteradas gracias al chamán de LAS ENSEÑANZAS DE DON JUAN (Castaneda), la aridez de los gunmen de los films de Sergio Leone, o la iconografía que se deduce…
As the animation was done by Industrial Light and Magic this film LOOKS amazing, with beautifully skewed characters and scaly surface detail. I particularly liked the dream sequence before Rango gets flushed out of a pipe. This is essentially Director Gore Verbinski's love letter to Johnny Depp with a chameleonic thesp lead that looks like the poster for "Fear and Loathing" and even features Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo in a cameo.
Despite looking quite adult and often being darkly themed the film still descends into a narrative for kids and is littered with peppy one liners. It will be nice when one day America produces an animation with an adult story line or exploring themes like death in a mature fashion.
Nickelodeon's best film by far. Very unique and entertaining. A tribute to Westerns and other great films.
This movie is very cute but somewhat predictable in its outcomes. I liked the animation style and the quirky characters but in terms of story it didn't really do anything for me, which surprised me because I have heard people raving about it. I think kids would love it so I'd recommend it as a family movie, but otherwise it's probably best as something you have on in the background rather than paying close attention to it.
The most bizzare yet refreshing animated movie I've seen in a long time, it features Johnny Depp's last good movie performance and it is definitely more for adults than kids.....
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