A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.
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Rango is one of the best looking animated films in recent history. Rango is about a lizard who dreams of being an actor, and when he wanders into a town in the deser where he may be able to start a new life pretending to be a hero named Rango. Rango is a fun, interesting, funny movie. It works so well and its rare we find such a good movie anymore, espically animated. The plot was surprisingly great, very reeling and cool. Johnny Depp was great, lets him really let loose. Go see Rango, youll like it, as for me I loved it.
- DreamExtractor, Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Can you find any other animated movies that would interweave its story into that of the drug-induced adventure film "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"? In the movie's first few minutes, our reptilian friend runs into Hunter S. Thompson's characters on their way to Vegas. They part ways just as quickly, but not in spirit. Not at all. There is a trippy scene everyone remembers in "Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End" of a pirate ship in the desert being carried by crabs, one of which Captain Jack Sparrow initially licks while it was in the form of a rock. This is Rango from beginning to end (both are directed by Gore Verbinski), albeit more grounded.
- fb1672039553, Sunday, March 11, 2012
I don't know why but at first I was unsure I was going to enjoy Rango, such was all the hype. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised though, the CGI animation industry doesn't half churn out some absolute garbage but Rango maybe the one to change all that. It's very inventive, very odd in places and quite brave in the commercial world. I think it's safe to say this is for adults though, not that it's unsuitable for kids in the usual sense, I just don't think they'd understand or enjoy it but then why can't we have one for ourselves for a change. It's a heartfelt homage to the classic western and unless your a fan of the genres, you will might miss many nods to various favourites of the genres but it won't spoil it if you haven't. The animation is also far superior to anything else I've seen (ha, I wrote that about Kung Fu Panda only a couple of days ago) and the surreal fantasy scenes are brilliant. A very pleasant surprise.
- SirPant, Thursday, November 24, 2011