Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
Super animated film about a chameleon lost in the desert who becomes the new sheriff of an Old West town that is desperate for water. Fun voice-acting by Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, and Timothy Olyphant in a cameo role as a human character that surprised me because I thought the character was voiced by the real actor they were lampooning, so close was the voice portrayal. I love this movie...no real tributes to famous Western movies, except maybe High Noon, Once Upon a Time In the West, and the "Man With No Name" movies. It has its own story that is fun and plays upon the lives of the desert animal characters with the animals having their own characteristics mixed with Old West tropes. The CGI animation is excellent and the music is awesome. This has found a place in my Top Ten animated movies.
This is a surprisingly enjoyable animated film that is both a love letter to classic westerns, as well as a scathing critique of California's handling of water shortages.
Odd. Was it made for kids?
For some reason, I really enjoy this movie. It's in that category of movies you can have running in the background and you wouldn't bother changing. Creative, child-friendly Fear & Loathing for Depp in reptilian form.
O camaleão de estimação Rango (voz de Johnny Depp) vai parar no deserto de Mojave e, com sua paixão por encenação, encarna o papel de um valentão ao se deparar com uma cidade onde os habitantes (todos animais pequenos como ele) sofrem com a escassez de água. Contando com a mocinha valente Feijão (Isla Fisher), o prefeito corrupto (Ned Beatty) e o grande vilão cobra Jake (Bill Nighy), a animação é uma grande homenagem aos clássicos do faroeste.
O diretor Gore Verbinski surpreendeu a todos ao anunciar que iria dirigir uma animação após três Piratas do Caribe. E quem poderia imaginar que seria sua obra-prima? Com personagens carismáticos e um roteiro bem conduzido, Rango é um faroeste com boa dose…
One of the more bizarre major animated films to ever be released, probably. What in the hell?
The first half is more remarkable than the second, but Rango is still a great movie. Depp's vocal performance is my favorite thing he's done in quite some time.
Why does this film exist again??
The DVD even has an extended version, with alternate ending!
I really enjoyed this film. And the motion capture was just outstanding. There were even some bits in the film that looked almost live action!
And I saw the making of the film, showing the actors' body motion. It looked so spectacular, I wish it was made into a live-action version. You know? And plus, Johnny Depp was just brilliant.
And I thought the character Rattlesnake Jake was just terrifying.
As well as a few reference to some films like the red shirt Rango wore; it looks almost like the one Depp wore in his film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. As well as the Man with No Name(who was portrayed by Clint Eastwood) was featured in it.
This was my kind of western film.
Rango is unsettling. It doesn't have that childish candor that I love and expect from animated films. It is subdued and dark. It jokes about homophobia, alcoholism, firearms, traumatic childhoods and death. Instead of pandering to families, it seems to be pandering to film critics. The titular character serves as a representant of the movie community and his adventure quickly becomes a bizarre self-aware commentary about cinema. It contains great action scenes, music, voice acting and cinematography, but the plot is one big liar revealed.
Might be in my top 10 Animated films. So beautifully crafted and doesn't resort to toddler pandering. Quite hilarious too.
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