Thursday, March 3, 2011
'Rango' Short Review, New Clips & TV Spots
Gore Verbinski has done an excellent job with 'Rango,' the superbly animated tale of a chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero who finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it. Having seen a preview screening last week I thoroughly enjoyed this thematically witty adventure, any kids film with an on form Johnny Depp channeling some Hunter S. Thompson à la 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas', very clever references to Sergio Leone films and mix in some old school Looney Tunes sensibilities, gets a big thumbs up. The film works to its strengths and has set the bar high for other animated film that follow this year to match it. It also does a great job of appealing to both young audiences and keeping that older more mature smart moviegoer happy too. Also refreshing (for this movie lover) to see a newly released animated film not in distracting 3D.