Sound Off: Gore Verbinski's 'Rango' with Johnny Depp - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Arriving in theaters this weekend is the newest creation of former Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski and CGI company Industrial Light & Magic - the animated adventure Rango - starring an chameleon voiced and acted by Johnny Depp. We've been excited for this ever since first introducing Depp as Rango last June. So how is the animated western? Is it another animated bore or something much more incredible? How are the visuals care of cinematographer Roger Deakins? If you've seen it, leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought of Rango!
To fuel the fire, I actually really enjoyed Rango. It's an unbelievably beautiful film, so much so that I think it'll get an Oscar nomination next year for Best Animated Film. On top of that, Depp totally becomes Rango, I was lost in his character, and the story is fun, too. There is a part near the end (minor spoilers) where Rango leaves the town of Dirt and ends up back at the "road" he started and wanders across it at night. That entire scene was amazing, I teared up it was so emotional, and that's very rare for an animated flick. I love the characters design and the animation was absolutely incredible, thanks to ILM of course. I think I'll find myself revisiting this often, I really enjoyed it and the more I think about it, the more I want to see it again.
So what did you think of Rango? A wonderful animated adventure or boring animated mess?