“The name’s… Rango!” Meet an ordinary chameleon, itching to be an actor living within his glass frame. When an untimely accident finds him stranded in the middle of the dessert, Rango must find a way to survive in the scorching heat. When his travels bring him to the town of Dirt, Rango will learn the most prized commodity for these people is water. Ultimately, what this town needs, is a hero. Putting his acting chops to work, Rango becomes the town’s sheriff and the leader in the quest to find where all the water went.

Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant, this film has some of the best computer animation I’ve seen this in the last couple of months. What I enjoy about this movie is the approach that director Gore Verbinski took to have the actors record their voices. Rather than have them in a sound booth, Gore had the actors play out the scenes in live action to make their voices real to the situation. How cool right?

When it comes to the film, I thought this would a kids flick. Boy was I mistaken. In the theatre I watched the movie in, there were families and kids galore. However, I’m going to guarantee that 70% of the jokes in went over their heads. Most of the time I was laughing was because of a dirty joke told by Rango or the wise Raven, Ambrose. The plot is pretty interesting but the length and concept isn’t really aimed at the kids. I’m not sure if Nickelodeon just thought kids are desensitized now or what, but I wouldn’t recommend bring children under the age of 12 to this movie.

Rango, Beans and some towns folk in search for water

Rattlesnake Jake, played by Bill Nighy

Priscilla, played by Abigail Breslin

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5

RANGO MOVIE TRAILER