Rango, a spaghetti western starring a lizard. Simple enough. It reminded me of the old Don Knotts movies where he walked into town as a Dentist and then wound up being the Sheriff. Well this is kinda like that, only the lizard isn’t a dentist. The movie was pretty unique, when I saw that Nickelodeon made it I kind of shrugged it off as something that’d probably be pretty lame, but it was a pretty fun movie. The animation is really nice, character designs were definitely unique, sometimes I found the characters absolutely repulsive or creepy. haha! But that was the intention. The humor was pretty well placed, only a couple times did I kind of roll my eyes cause a joke wasn’t all that funny or that it was just randomly crude and didn’t serve a purpose.
The plot is pretty predictable, I will say, but it was kind refreshing to see this movie. Especially since they don’t really make westerns like this anymore. Soundtrack was pretty good, a lot of it was a rehash of other themes, but still unique enough. Actors were all great for their rolls. I could recognize a couple voices but they did a pretty good job with a western type accent.
*spoiler* Ok so I don’t normally throw in spoilers, this one’s not real important, but there’s a scene where all the critters are walking underground and this huge arse eye shows up. Then it’s never seen again. What was the point? Was this to imply the impending danger of the snake or was it something else? Cause the eye was HUGE way bigger than the snake’s eye. I don’t recall it ever being explained, neither did my hubby. Anyone else? *spoiler*
So my final verdict on this movie, it’s worth a watch in cinema and an own on DVD. It was a pretty fun movie, only a couple slow spots, and most of the characters were interesting. The plot, though predictable, is rather enjoyable. Go check it out!