Rango is an animated film that brings us something a little different than other animated films have brought to theaters, Johnny Depp having an existential crisis. This fact alone pushes the film closer to an adult movie than a kids movie, but luckily for children, this starts off heavy in the beginning, but then lightens up a little to a level more palatable to kids.
This flick is a lot of fun, but it’s no secret that I rarely dislike animated films. I’m not sure if an animated film can count as a western, but if it does, you can count this as two westerns in a row that I’ve seen and loved. Though, this and that other western are quite different. Rango is a lot of fun and has a some great laughs in it–I actually wasn’t the giggliest one in the theater for once–but it also gets down to business a bit too.
I found there to be nothing not to like about Rango, I enjoyed Depp’s voice-acting quite a bit and at times felt myself lost in the detail of the animation which reaches levels close to what Pixar is able to pull off.
All in all, Rango is a great film and even though it’s over an hour and forty-five minutes, it doesn’t feel long. Check it out.