“Rango” Movie Review

I was sooooo looking forward to “Rango” (as you can tell from the trailer blog entry a few posts down).

But, once I was there, watching it, I could not wait to leave.

Can you say: BORING?  Yikes….

After falling from his owners car, lizard Depp, moseys into “Dirt” (a small town inhabited by other varmints).  Dirt is suffering through a drought.   Depp becomes their hero by talking tough and accidently killing the feared hawk.  As Sheriff, the lizard takes his job very seriously and starts a very long, very boring, quest to find the water.

With a (very) few laughs, and some (somewhat) cool references to movies like Star Wars, Pirates, and High Noon (not to mention homage to Clint Eastwood), “Rango” is the worst movie I have seen this year.

I’m also not sure if the violence is for younger kids.  It seems to not know what audience it wants.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Drive Safe!  Never forget.

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Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

5 Comments

  1. […] on VUDU and really enjoyed it.  If I would have known how good this movie was when we went to see the awful “Rango”, we would have seen this movie […]

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  2. Inventive visuals and lively voice cast lift this finely animated film above the fray. So it’s a shame that the story feels both random and predictable. Good review, check out mine when you can please!

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    1. Dan: You are so much nicer than I am. Stay that way. And Drive Safe!

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  3. Martin Mark [LV: EUROPE] March 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    This was one of worst movies i have ever seen, even Johny Depp not saving it and i loved Depp !

    One of worst animation movie i have seen (Not CGI it was outstanding) but movie was boring, characters creepy and other things was so so bad !

    Even Shark Bait 2006 was better than this i got it for cheap for little bro and i tough ouch its bad but that movie actually had some fun parts and character envoled into that one.

    3/10

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  4. former honda fan March 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

    My wife wanted to see this movie and I reluctantly went along–I should have trusted my instinct and stayed home. Granted the animation was first rate–but it wasn’t enough to save a poorly written boring movie that was complete waste of my time and money. I would have walked out and I feel like demanding my money back from the people who produced this abomination. I will never ever trust any reviewer who gave this movie a good review. I’ve read the reviews and yes, I understand what the writers were trying to do but it just wasn’t funny at all and this movie has earned a spot on the my worst movie list. I will tell everyone I know to avoid this movie at all costs (I would not even recommend renting it on netflix–its such a bad movie.

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