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Rango

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu May 19, 2011 11:24 am UTC

Surprised this hasn't managed to even be mentioned here yet. It is very much an old-style western movie, tropes and all. It subverts the genre at every chance it gets though, even so far as to have the main character reenact a western in the opening scene while totally misunderstanding what makes a good protagonist. This movie is hard proof that Pixar doesn't have a monopoly on good animated movies.
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Re: Rango

Postby Moo » Thu May 19, 2011 11:50 am UTC

I was interested, especially based on the cast, but they managed to make the trailers utterly uninspiring so I lost interest... are you saying it is worth getting excited over after all? That would be cool if you were.
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Re: Rango

Postby AvatarIII » Thu May 19, 2011 12:39 pm UTC

i just want to see it because i heard it's like "Fear and loathing in las vegas, for kids"

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Re: Rango

Postby KestrelLowing » Thu May 19, 2011 2:43 pm UTC

Honestly, I wasn't that impressed. It was an ok movie, but nothing special. I actually can't really remember it that much, and I saw it maybe a month ago.

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Re: Rango

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu May 19, 2011 9:03 pm UTC

AvatarIII wrote:i just want to see it because i heard it's like "Fear and loathing in las vegas, for kids"

This is more or less what it was, but apparently your mileage might vary. Just don't go into it expecting a kids' movie.
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Re: Rango

Postby markden111 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:11 pm UTC

I love the animation movies like rango :D

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Re: Rango

Postby podbaydoor » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:12 am UTC

It was all right. I really disliked the main character. Con-man characters walk a fine line of appealing to me or utterly repulsing me, and they put Rango on the stupid/selfish/pointlessly clumsy side too much for me to like him. Beans totally deserves better.
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Re: Rango

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:47 am UTC

It was something Different, I'll give it that much. But I was not particularly Wowed.

If I had to pin it down, I'd say it tried to accomplish too many things. It is the sort of thing that might entertain a kid with a short attention span, who will then grow up with vague, disjointed memories of what the movie was about, only to watch it twenty years later, finally realize exactly what was going on, and then write an ironic review of it on his blog. Or something.

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Re: Rango

Postby DustinKoski » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:35 pm UTC

Here was a first timer for me: because I had just seen that movie the day before seeing this one, when the reference to Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas happens, I thought it might well have been the funniest thing I have ever seen in a theater so I laughed long after everyone else who got it (i.e., no one, from what I could hear) and someone actually yelled at me to shut up.
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Re: Rango

Postby the_bandersnatch » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:36 am UTC

Watched this last night - thought it had some moments of greatness but other scenes fell flat or went on for too long. I did, however, think the animation was excellent, and I loved the "unusualness" of the whole thing, it had a great feel to it, very different from your standard animation.
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Re: Rango

Postby el_loco_avs » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:55 pm UTC

Watched this tonight. Enjoyed it a lot actually. Loved all the references. Timothy Olyphant did a good job impersonating Ol' Clint :mrgreen:
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Re: Rango

Postby AvatarIII » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:55 pm UTC

el_loco_avs wrote:Watched this tonight. Enjoyed it a lot actually. Loved all the references. Timothy Olyphant did a good job impersonating Ol' Clint :mrgreen:

What a coincidence, I just saw it on wednesday, loved it! Didn't realise that it wasn't actually the man himself!

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Re: Rango

Postby Lady Macaroni » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:57 am UTC

Also just watched this tonight. Pretty dark for a kid's movie (and having a 7-year-old sister, I've seen pretty much every kid movie there is), but not bad.
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Re: Rango

Postby legopelle » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:37 pm UTC

I rather enjoyed it. The animation and fluids maybe weren't great, but the models, textures and lighting was top-notch. Easily better then Pixar. I loved the music, it's one of Zimmer's best scores, in my opinion. The "grittyness" made it very unusual for a kid's film. I can imagine how it would be scary to some, especially Bean's episodes.

But what was up with the
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Giant Eye?

Took me completely by surprise.

EDIT: me failing spoiler tags... sorry
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