Rango (2011)

“No man can walk out of his own story.” – Spirit of the West

Number of Times Seen – Twice (1 Dec 2011 and 22 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A chameleon shows up in a small western town and takes on the job of sheriff in order to help the inhabitants find a solution to their problems.

My Take on it – Fun animated film that is able to give us a very fresh and innovative take on a Western.

The voice cast is great and Johnny Depp does a great job in the lead.

In addition to Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton and Steven Root add so much to bringing these characters to life.

The story pays homage to many different films both in and out of the Western genre and it great to see how these references constantly pop up along the way.

The use of animals to anthropomorphize the characters and identities of the inhabits of this world works really well and adds so much to the way that things unfold.

The animation is wondrous to look at and does things in such a way that things look so amazing.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Instead of recording voice-overs in booths, with every actor isolated from everyone else, most of the voice-over work was recorded on a set, with the actors voicing their characters while performing with their fellow cast members. This enabled the performers to follow the rhythms of their co-stars, while also giving them room for improvisation. The same thing was done for Shark Tale (2004). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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