Rango Movie Review
Posted on Thursday, March 3 @ 08:21:14 PST by Nicholas Tan
But this is a family movie, a light-hearted romp filled with anthros, dream sequences, cactus juice, musical excerpts by an owl mariachi band, and what I can only describe as Americanized chocobos. The 3D skin textures, the natural lighting, and the blending of real-world photography into the CG environments are almost lush in their arid details. Rango's green skin serves as a figurative reminder of his inexperience and a heroic contrast to the desert. If water is religion, then the tap is gospel, and Rango wears the colorful text of life.
The tale is tall, the plot on the edge of expectation, tarnished only by a lack of true reflection and trial when Rango ultimately faces himself before the final act. His spiritual rebirth feels like it's given to him, prophetically or humorously - not earned by a test of courage but rather by the toss of suicidal luck. But apart from this minor blunder, Rango is a charming movie about the plights of the social chameleon, with enough childish jokes and adult humor to satisfy all audiences.
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