The other night, I sat down to watch Rango. Five minutes in, and I was bored. We turned it off and started watching The IT Crowd. It is a great show, if you understand that humor. Anyway, I started posting about it on Twitter, and my friend Kyle Brooks said he had seen it. I asked if he would be interested in writing a guest blog post for me. I asked him to review the movie. I haven’t seen more than five minutes of this movie, but I wanted his take on it. I respect his opinion on TV shows and movies, so I knew he would give it a fair review. According to his Twitter page, Kyle is, “I’m the Crazy Halien of Indianapolis who’s still waiting to take @HaleyReinhart out on that guacamole date.”
First off, I want to say that Rango isn’t the kids movie advertised on TV. I found this in the kids section, and the only thing I knew about it was that it had won best animated film at the Oscars last year. I’m not saying it’s not a good movie, though. It really is a very hilarious spoof of western movies. Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp, is a chameleon in a tank with a naked barbie and a plastic fish. He is performing a play when all of a sudden he is tossed through the sunroof on to the road in the desert when his owner crashes the car.
He is forced to survive in the hot desert sun while searching for water and running from a hawk. Searching for water, he runs into an iguana named Beans (voice by Isla Fisher) and she takes him to her town, Dirt. He quickly gets himself into trouble by claiming he’s a violent drifter with reputation in Dirt and soon he’s involved in a shootout, tangling with a rattlesnake with a gun as a rattle, and discovering an evil plot run by mayor, a desert tortoise in a wheel chair.
Like I said, this movie is not for kids. There is quite a bit of violence, almost enough to make it a PG13 movie in my opinion. Some of the jokes will probably go over the younger kids’ heads and will probably get scared of the situations the desperate townspeople end up getting into.
I would definitely recommend this movie, just not for kids. It’s a quirky little animated western spoof that deserved the Academy Award.
It looks like Kyle liked it. I want to thank Kyle for writing this, and I hope he knows he is welcome to review movies on here any time he wants. Maybe I will give Rango another try.