Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Tom Selleck wants his shirt back!
            This movie is fantastic.  It’s got an existential character that goes through a great character arc in his heroic development.  It’s also a nod to the Dollars Trilogy made popular by Clint Eastwood.  I was very impressed by the adult dialogue that accompanied the slapstick style humor.

            The art style was amazing.  More and more computer animation impresses me.  Since “Legend of the Guardians” I have felt that certain movies are making the effort of showing us story and effort with a texture so beautiful and a film so stylized.  The animals are fantastic looking creatures that take on a life all of their own and make the story really fun.

The lost lizard is on an existential journey.  He comes across a town with a water problem and through a chain of events he realizes he can make up a life for himself.  He becomes the town Sheriff and there the comedy of errors spiral for him. 

 “Rango” takes an effort to look at the hero with no name from a more internal sense.  It even goes so far as to bring the character “The Man with No Name” onscreen with a really great impression of Clint Eastwood’s voice by Timothy Oliphant and ask why does he do the things he does in his journey to discover himself.   

If you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
If you are looking for something fun and a wee bit cerebral then this is up your alley.  It’s not really a kid’s movie since there is a lot of heavy dialogue and chock full of innuendos.  Maybe wait till they are hit that PG -13 age when you think they can handle some of the clever vocabulary and existential wit so the humor will be more to them then pratfalls and fart jokes.  They will love it for all that it is worth.

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