Rango is about a chameleon, played by Johnny Depp, who stumbles into a Western town, tells a few lies, and ends up as Sheriff. It seems that the town is running out of water, and he has to do something about it. Only problem is the last sheriff is dead. The town had 6 days worth of water before somebody stole it all out of the bank, and there just might be a huge rattlesnake somewhere that he’ll have to deal with as well. In short, Rango is in a lot of trouble.
Rango was shot using motion capture. The director built real sets and had the actors act out the scenes. Then he set about animating the whole thing. The extra work pays off, in my estimation. It is a very well acted, and animated movie. As I said before, I enjoyed it immensely.
It’s a bit scary and violent for young kids. There is some minor swearing. Also a lot of the jokes are aimed at adults.
Anyone who has ever seen a Western will be in familiar territory. I think that Verbinsky was going for an homage with this one, and he succeeded on all fronts. There is a high noon shootout, a lynching squad, a bank robbery, horse chases, a mayor who just might be evil, a dry wisp of a town, etc.
Have you seen it? What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below!
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