Friday, March 18, 2011
The name's Rango
Dir: Gore Verbinski
March 10, 2011
This review was written for Watch Out For
There are often advantages to seeing a film with its intended audience. In the case of new animated family film Rango, I would say actions spoke louder than words as I counted the number of children who roamed the cinema, started kicking seats and talked during the film. Though marketed as a family movie I would safely advise that parents with children under 10 need not bother.
Rango, who begins the film nameless, is a pet chameleon, voiced by the ever charismatic Johnny Depp. He considers himself a bit of an actor, staging plays with his “friends”, the torso of a Barbie doll, a wind up fish and a plastic palm tree – from the opening scene we can tell this isn’t your ordinary animated film and the humour operates on an entirely different level.
While en route with his owners Rango’s tank flies out the back of the car landing him in a foreign landscape – the desert. With the help of lady lizard Beans (Isla Fisher) Rango makes it into the town of Dirt, where he poses as a not-to-be-messed-with cowboy who took down seven brothers with one bullet.
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