JOHNNY DEPP RANGO
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
- Get ready to tango with RANGO, a winner with critics and audiences
that’ s "like nothing you’ve ever seen before" (Peter Travers, Rol
ling Stone) . Johnny Depp is spectacular as Rango, a kooky pet
chameleon who gets t ossed into a wild and raucous town in
desperate n eed of a hero. Refres hingly original with eye-popping
animation, RANGO is "loads of fun and genuinely funny" (Betsy
Sharkey, Los A ngeles Times).
2.) Special Features
Johnny Depp is spectacular as Rango, a kooky pet chameleon who gets
tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a
hero.Rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking.Box
office gross: $123.2 million. View box office history.
Released by Paramount.
- Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish
(Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Region: Region 1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated:Parental Guidance Suggested
- Studio: Warner Bros.
- DVD Release Date: July 15, 2011
- Run Time: 107 minutes
1.)Well THAT was a surprise! An animated feature for fun-loving,
movie-loving adults. How do I know?
* The dialogue: Our hero talks like George Clooney talking like
Clark Gable in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" so pay close attention!
* Homages to classics from "Star Wars" to "Singin' in the Rain."
* The music has everything from yodeling during a chase scene (with
toilet paper trailing from a shoe) to Ride of the Valkyries during
an aerial attack.
* The Spirit of the West (in an Alabaster Chariot) is a serape-clad
Clint Eastwood in a white golf cart with a bunch of Oscars tossed
in the back.
* The line dance of the townspeople on Main Street is done to Cool
Water by what sounds like the Sons of the Pioneers.
* A Greek Chorus/Mariachi Band which explains the action, consists
of four little cactus owls.
* The hawk that terrorizes the town has a partial silver beak, a la
Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou.
* One of the townspeople has a crackly voice like Pat Buttram from
the old Roy Rogers movies.
* The snake is waaaay too scary for children even though it is
clearly patterned after the one from the "Harry Potter" franchise.
2.)While still not my favorite film featuring Johnny Depp, this
little film does everything a great Depp film should do...
* Bring out Classic themes: A pet who pretends to be different
* Exploration: In this case~ it explores the nature of reality, and
* Humor: Old vs. Young, Newcomers vs. Familiar Community Members,
Outsiders and Insiders....
It's not a film that I would recommend for small kids, but is a
film I would recommend for kids 9+
It's a great film ~ both classic, in it's ability to be real,
strange, and questioning.
3.) Very fun fast moving animation with a story along the lines of
China Town with Jack Nicholson. No incest or anything but a very
rich old fellow trying to monopolize the water game in a desert
city. There is an incredible fear and loathing las Vegas reference
in the beginning as well!