Rango

Rango

DVD - 2011
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Rango, a kooky pet chameleon, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt, until he starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.

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LPL_FisherA Aug 17, 2017

Winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Rango is an underrated western gem from the brilliant director Gore Verbinski. Rango follows the titular hero, a pet chameleon and wannabe actor, who through a series of unfortunate mishaps ends up in the wild west desert town of Dirt. Rango will have to take on his greatest role yet as he becomes the new sheriff of the town and must uncover an insidious plot revolving around missing water, fend off an evil rattlesnake outlaw, and come to terms with his own identity rather than blending in to his surroundings. My favorite part about this film is the subtle humor strewn throughout the story that will often go over the heads of younger viewers. With each viewing, I pick up a new detail or line that I didn't notice before, which makes it a great one to watch on repeat. I also like that this really is an animated film for adults, an audience that often gets overlooked when it comes to non live action fare. Also, this goes without saying, but the animation is stunning and a visual feast for the eyes.

Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature in 2011. The animation is truly astonishing. Wow! The story is fun and aimed at grown-ups, not kids. Kids can watch it but some of the material will go over their heads. Lots of laughs and goofy weirdness. Depp's chameleon character Rango is great fun.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2016

Great movie all around. Many bizarre parts but it doesn't take away from the amazing everything else!

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Nursebob
Jul 28, 2015

Despite a slow somewhat generic start (kooky critters, kooky voices, kooky pratfalls) it quickly becomes apparent that Gore Verbinski’s little animated feature is aimed more at mom and dad and less at the wee ones. Some biting adult humour and no-nonsense cartoon violence coupled with glaring spoofs on everything from "Star Wars" to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" to every film Clint Eastwood has ever made, not to mention a bit of New Age mysticism, will definitely have adults giggling while the kiddies gape at the pretty colours. And those colours are pretty indeed with impeccable animation picking out every hair on a mouse’s face and every feather on the band of mariachi owls who serve as the story’s Greek chorus—an aerial dogfight with dive-bombing bats was especially well choreographed. The entire production looks and feels like a Sergio Leone duster (it isn’t that difficult to reimagine Lee Van Cleef as a villainous viper after all) and the combined vocal talents of Johnny Depp, Ned Beatty, Ray Winstone (as a cockney Gila Monster) et al ensure that all those one-liners remain sharp as tacks. A wicked little antidote to "Frozen".

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tgwilliams
Sep 05, 2014

Spectacular amination!

sudidion May 28, 2014

Reported to library that this dvd froze half way through!

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gokila
Apr 28, 2014

Good

like a cowboy

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mangomumma
Mar 06, 2014

Heard theres a looooooot!! of vilence!!!!!

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courtws
Aug 04, 2013

My 9-year-old needed something else in her head before going to bed, so probably NOT for kids under 8. Film about a desert community down to its last bit of water. Animated, so targeting kids, but I think it misses its mark.

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Jun 22, 2017

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Mar 11, 2014

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Mar 06, 2014

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loragid92
Jan 21, 2014

loragid92 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 40

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courtws
Aug 04, 2013

courtws thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Oct 18, 2012

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Jul 21, 2012

mauve_monkey_41 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

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Jun 15, 2012

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May 03, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012

meb42 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Monolith
Mar 15, 2013

Balthazar: "What is that?" Ezekiel: "I think they's thespians!" Balthazar: "Thespians? Th-that's illegal in seven states!"

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Marcell_Murray
Sep 18, 2012

"You miss your Momma's Mango's?"
{Rango, Slamming the Bar counter}: "NOT AS MUCH AS YOUR DADDY'S COOKING!!!!!"
[Everyone gasps] Classic western talk-nice ;)

Captain_America Jul 24, 2011

"Are you the guy who killed the Jenkins Brothers?" Rango, "Um, yes. With one bullet too." "All seven of 'em?" Rango coughs, "Um, yes."

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vanillasandwich
Jan 26, 2012

Other: smoking

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221b_GreenPanda
Oct 17, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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