Rango seems like it would be just another kids animated film, but it’s not that at all.
Rango is about a regular chameleon who gets separated from his owners and left in the desert. He stumbles upon the town of dirt and realizes he can completely make up who he really is. And so he comes up with the rough and tough character of Rango. He speaks so highly of himself they name him town sheriff. The inhabitants of Dirt solely rely on their water supply and they worship this supply like it was an idol god. Well, when the water goes missing the townsmen look to Rango to save the day.
This is a great animated movie that the whole family can enjoy. Adults would seem to enjoy it more than the younger people with a lot of the jokes in the movie. It’s more innuendo type adult jokes so there’s no worries that kids will even know what they are laughing at. The animation itself is as always very well done.
The film stars Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, and Timothy Olyphant. It was directed by Gore Verbinski, the same director that brought us The Ring and three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Depp chose to lend his voice to a pretty good film. Sometimes animation films get kind of boring and can be a real drag to watch. But not “Rango.” I found myself captivated throughout the entire movie. It didn’t sound like Depp just phoned this performance in either. You can feel the emotion and character in Depps’s voice as Rango. I am also a big fan of Isla Fisher, who is the voice of Beans. You can definitely tell she changed her voice up quite a bit to play this part but I like the voice she came up with. Fisher seems like a very creative person to me and I like a lot of the roles from her career. Abigail Breslin as Priscilla, Ned Beatty as the mayor, and Timothy Olyphant also do such a fantastic job in their roles. I think Verbanski put together a great cast and that’s the reason this animated film is such a success. I also like that Verbanski is normally a live action film director but switched it up with the animated genre. I could easily see Verbinski doing many more anitmated feature films along with live action films.