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Rango Review

Updated on February 28, 2012
Gore Verbinski recieves The Oscar for Best Animated Feature 2012
Gore Verbinski recieves The Oscar for Best Animated Feature 2012

Rango Review

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.

Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher

Released in 2011

Johnny Depp stars as the voice of the pampered pet chameleon Rango, a frustrated thespian, who is thrust in to an unfamiliar world and engages on a quest to become the hero and save a small town from the bad guys!

After an accident in the car he is travelling in, Rango is left ownerless and having to try and survive in a very alien place. On a desert highway he meets an armadillo, in a very bad state, the cause of the accident, who informs him he must go on a spiritual journey to find himself. Dismissing his new acquaintence, and having one goal, a drink, he stumbles across the wasteland looking for Dirt, a village that will apparantly lead to water. As he makes his journey, we are taken through what can only be described as an animated 'Fear and Loathing' sequence, where Rango floats from cactus to cactus and dices with death from above!

Saved by Beans (Fisher) he is taken to Dirt where he discovers the water is disappearing and nobody knows where, or how. In Dirt, the imagination of the animating team has gone wild and is fantastic! The individual characters that have been created are superb, all varieties of animal are on show and each is beautifully imagined. Hawks with metal tipped beaks, rattlesnakes with machine gun tails, massive gangs of redneck moles and bats with saddles are just some of the amazing critters on show!

With Rango now as Sheriff he gathers a posse and sets of to discover where the water is going to complete his quest and prove himself to himself.

Rango hasn't been made for the same audience as maybe a Nemo or Shrek, the subject matter is more adult and the characters more complex. But there is still enough colour, excitement and humour to keep kids happy, but more interestingly this is one that the adults will enjoy, well I did any way!


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      Crazy birdie 6 years ago

      Cute movie though.

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      Wheels2sticks 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      It was a good family night movie. As an adult I found it pretty predictable, but my son who was 10 at the time, loved it.

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      Birgitta Zoutman 6 years ago

      My eldest loves this film and I haven't seen it yet, now after reading your review I'll suggest it for our family movie night at the weekend.Thanks

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      tschaunerb 6 years ago from Medicine Hat

      I actually found Rango, sort of boring, and the desert setting made me feel very thirsty.