107 Min | Animation – Adventure – Comedy | March 2011
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Rango Review: “Rango” is more appealing to adults than to kids. It has a lot of reference to the old western movies which kids might not understand. There is nothing new about this movie but “Rango” is visually stunning, full of decency and totally hilarious. Though there are problems about the story but it’s dark, crazy, and exciting. The story is nothing but reference of other western movies. It’s kind of a remembrance but it’s not compelling and new. There is nothing new about the story. It’s just a western relic. The best thing about this movie is its animation. The visuals are wonderful and eye candy. The character design looks old fashion zany. While this movie is from Nickelodeon there are some humor that kids will perhaps laugh.
The movie is not in 3D. “Rango” proves us that 3D is not necessary to our lives. 3D shrinks the scale of a movie. There are no flaws with the voice acting. Johnny Depp is really meant for Rango. Isla Fisher did this before in Horton Hears A Who so it’s okay. Bill Nighy is an amazing villain. Too bad Timothy Olyphant didn’t have enough scenes but it’s still great. My favorite thing about the visuals is the environment. Look at the sky and the desert. Cinematography is also great. Every visuals are eye candy. The scene when Rango and his friends are being chased by bats and gophers is truly breathtaking.
Maybe the reason why Ebert gave this movie a perfect rating because it’s not in 3D. Well Rango is not flawless but it is still entertaining. If you like beautiful visuals then I will recommend this movie to death. The story is not really unique. It’s still worth watch. The merits makes us ignore the flaws of this movie.