Comic romp for rootin’ tootin’ Rango
Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Ray Winstone, Bill Nighy.
RANGO lassos the heartwarming sentiment that greatness can be achieved with hard work, courage and a pinch of good luck and corrals it to the Wild West for a rootin’ tootin’ adventure. It’s peppered with earthy oneliners that should have parents and teenagers chuckling in the aisles. However, families prospecting for box office gold should beware – director Gore Verbinski’s film doesn’t cater for young viewers. There’s no slapstick, almost no cuddly critters and the tone is dark. A lonely chameleon (Depp) is stranded in the Mojave Desert, where he meets desert iguana Beans Fisher. She takes him to the town of Dirt. Wandering into the saloon, the chameleon re-christens himself Rango and pretends to be a famous gunslinger, who killed several critters with a single bullet. The townsfolk are thrilled to have found themselves a hero and Rango becomes the town sheriff, who must protect the locals from predators. Rango is a feast for the eyes. The animation is immaculate, while the set pieces are breathlessly orchestrated. FAMILY WATCH: No Swearing, No Sex, Violence.
FUNNY FROLICS: Rango is full of chirpy one-liners.