Excerpt: There are certain duos in Hollywood that just seem to work. This doesn’t always have to be between two actors and, more often than not, it’s an actor/director relationship. Such is the case with Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski.
Excerpt: Rango’s narrative, an offensively simple story of a town seeking any meager droplets of water, doesn’t really matter. In fact, the plot is just a device to allow the continuing barrage of unpredictable, clever, and beautiful visuals.
Conclusion: Gore Verbinski's 'Rango' is a thoroughly enjoyable postmodern western that essentially celebrates the spirit of the west. With voice talents, ranging from Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher to Ned Beatty and Bill Nighy, ILM's first animated feature is a comedic blast that may or may not perform as well...
Conclusion: I wouldn’t go by what the traditional critics have said in terms of being funny and cool per se. Rango is an animated feature film, but PLEASE keep in mind that there are several instances of intense violence and peril that may not be suitable for young children.
Conclusion: Rango is a spectacularly fun little movie that offers nothing new but shakes up a few old tricks, polishes them off, and places them in what is quite possibly the most gorgeously-rendered and impeccably-realized digitally-animated world yet.
Excerpt: While watching Rango I couldn’t help but think of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie and the way director Gore Verbinski so capably managed the demands of combining that grisly world of skeletons and corpses with a lighter sense of humor.