This being a blog dedicated to movies (ostensibly, tenuously), I thought I’d be remiss if I didn’t occasionally throw on my reporter’s hat (foam, cowboy) and scream into my imaginary bullhorn, “YO, HERE’S WHAT’S COMING OUT THIS WEEK, TURKEYS!” So yo, here’s my new guide-like thing to what’s out this week.
RANGO: The Johnny Depp-voiced Hunter Thompson lizard loose in the desert.
RottenTomatoes Score: 85%
Gratuitous review quotes:
“The odd thing about “Rango” is that unlike so many of its peers, it is odd. In spite of a profile that should place it alongside “Megamind” and “Despicable Me” and the long list of other overblown, have-fun-or-else cartoons, this rambling, anarchic tale is gratifyingly fresh and eccentric.” -NYTimes
“It’s completely soulless. Written in a spirit of strained homage by John Logan and directed by Gore Verbinski (of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise), seems to be made for an audience of jaded Sergio Leone fanatics.” -ChicagoTribune
Armchair analysis: The only thing I like more than anthropomorphic animals is Hunter S. Thompson. I’m there. Note to animators: More anthropomorphic animals, please, and less creepy kids. Actually, forget animators, that goes for everyone.