It’s not Johnny Depp’s fault that Rango kind of sucked

By themedia | March 13, 2011

Movie: Rango
Production: Nickelodeon Movies
Actors: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin
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For the last couple of months, every time that I’ve attended a movie I’ve always ran into the trailer for Nickelodeon’s latest animated feature film, Rango. The main draw of the film? The voice of Rango – Johnny Depp. Who doesn’t like Johnny Depp? I don’t meet very many people who have expressed their distaste for Johnny. And if they have, you need to sit them down and watch classics like Edward Scissorhands and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. If you still can’t come to the conclusion that Depp has talent, then I don’t know what will convince you.

Usually Depp is pretty good when it comes to selecting great roles in worthy films. I didn’t see the Tourist so I can’t comment on that, same for Alice in Wonderland. But, everything else has been solid for Depp. Now, when it comes to Rango – Depp does an awesome job with the character. It’s just that – the film itself tried too hard. There were one too many storylines taking place. It felt as though the writer wanted to do many things with this film including the portrait of the struggle with a protagonist who wanted to be somebody, corruption in politics, environmental awareness, the idea that liars always get caught, and paying homage to the old western classics. This wouldn’t be so bad. It has and can be done in an animated feature before. But there were so many details that seemed to be thrown together that it was hard to follow as an adult so I can only imagine how confused a child must have been.

I feel as though we got the best of Depp as usual but when it came to other characters, development lacked big time. I didn’t have enough time with any of the characters to build up any sympathy toward those struggling or even hatred toward the villains. Besides their demeanor, I really would have no clue as to why they were so frightening to the town.

This movie needed more editing with the script. There were so many details but the way in which they are shared makes the film feel disjointed and thrown together.

How did you feel about Rango?


3 Comments

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Sam on March 18, 2011 at 4:34 AM.

One of the worst movies I’ve ever watched in my entire life. I went to see it with my mom and sisters yesterday for my birthday, and it literally ruined my day because it actually put all of us in a bad mood. I almost left early but I assumed it was going to have some amazing ending that would change my opinion about the whole thing, since I saw it got an 89% on rotten tomatos and everyone was praising it. An 89%?! Really?! More like a .89% if you ask me. The only- and I mean ONLY- good thing I have to say about this horrible film is the animation, lighting, and texture was absolutely incredible. Everything else… not a strong enough word exists.

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