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Rango (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
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- Uncover 10 Deleted Scenes
- Meet the Real Creatures of Dirt (HD)
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- Watch with Storyboard Reel Picture-in-Picture
- Go Behind the Scenes with Cast and Crew (HD)
- Take an Interactive Trip to Dirt
Top Customer Reviews
Rango isn't your average animated film. That fact will become abundantly clear during Rango's opening monologue amongst his "friends." The film is actually more adult than any of the trailers let on. Within the first ten minutes of the film, Rango has a rather lengthy conversation with some fresh roadkill. In addition to that, the last half of the film is much darker than the first half. Maybe it's the countless number of bats with gatling guns strapped to them, Rattlesnake Jake being one of the most menacing animated villains in years, the film using its fair share of both "hell" and "damn" quite a few times, the film not shying away from the use of nooses, or, God forbid, animated characters smoking, but Rango just doesn't feel like an everyday, run-of-the-mill film put out by Nickelodeon.
Rango also wears its western references on its sleeve. The old time saloons, tumbleweeds, stare downs before a gunfight, and a town's utmost desire for both a sheriff and something to believe in are proof of that.Read more ›
On the surface, the plot is fairly straightforward, at least in the set-up. A terrarium-housed pet chameleon lizard (it's significant after the fact that you never know his real name) ends up stranded in the desert where he is directed to a small town that is on the verge of extinction because of a mysterious water shortage. In his efforts to blend in (he _is_ a chamelon after all), he adopts the name Rango and in quick order suddenly finds himself appointed sheriff and given the mission of finding out what's happened to the town's water.
Stylistically, Verbinski was willing to take some real chances with Rango, and anyone who appreciates animation as an art will find a lot to see here. The level of detail and sheer originality is stunning. Rango does not resemble _anything_ I've seen in an animated film before. Though set in the current day, the world of Rango is essentially an Old West town - aptly named Dirt - that's literally drying up, populated by a cast of animal characters who look like they stepped out of any number of classic Westerns. The difference between Rango and your usual animated take on this theme though is that the residents of Dirt are _not_ cute.Read more ›
Look at the animated movies coming out of Japan, they have action, science fiction, romance, all sorts of movies in animated form and yet, we are still churning out Shrek and Toy Story. So I was genuinely surprised when Rango came out.
Here's a movie that is not cute, it has ugly, creepy, and down right disgusting character designs. It has a story trope, usually found in action or western movies. Now, I'm not going to talk about what's the plot or who's playing in it. At that time now, almost everybody knows that. What's so groundbreaking about this movie is the fact that this is a movie that actually treats you like an adult. It has references of movies ranging from such noir classics like Chinatown to Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns. Movies that your kids or today's attention deficit teenagers won't enjoy one bit.
It is also the first feature animation movie created by ILM, George Lucas's special effect power house and it looks like Pixar should be worried. For the animation is so crisp, so detailed, that it borderlines photo-real. It is truly a visual spectacle and another proof that if done right, a 2D animated movie can be as good as a 3D spectacle, in animation off course.
Much kudos to Mr. Gore Verbinski, to elevating the genre that I believe has limitless potential but is limited in its ambition. So if you consider yourself a fan of good, well written, well made and gorgeous to look at movies, then do yourself a favor and go buy it right now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute little quirky movie. I like it. The Blu-ray definitely has more special features than the DVD. Sadly, neither format has a filmmaker's commentary, but given the two choices... Read morePublished 2 days ago by RJ
We saw this years ago when my son was alive. We just needed a memory to make us smile.Published 6 days ago by Levonda
I can't fault the animation, which was fine, but what story there was - apparently a meandering plot about existential dilemma and wandering through he desert to discover... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
So cute and funny. Really great family movie with something for everyone. I really enjoyed the characters and the story, and the kids absolutely loved it.Published 9 days ago by Mary
Loved it! I used this video to introduce water issues in the West with my middle school classes. They loved it! We generated lots of good discussions.Published 13 days ago by Mary R Erwin
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Paths of Glory 1957 just restore and colorize, A Long Journey (French)- simply change the colors yellow and white English subtitles/ move them so they can be read= BIG $$ !! Animated Hulk- lighten all dark scenes/ change mutant dogs fight scene to daytime/ add some lines for Hulk, cut slow... Read More
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