Loc: Silicon Valley
Rango (2011) DVD extended version
Not my DVD. My nephew has a 4-year-old.
This flick won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. WTF? I found it boring. This movie obviously received a lot of rave reviews and made over $123 million at the box office. However, one critic called it "soulless." I agree with that.
The movie plods along as it tries to lay out its plot, which bears an uncanny resemblance to an old Flintstones episode where Fred happily becomes the sheriff of a town -- but he's doomed to die (which of course he doesn't). Rango matches this right down to the undertaker making a new pine coffin.
The dialog vocabulary is often above the heads of younger viewers, and some jokes are slightly bawdy and not for kids. At least, they won't understand them (or shouldn't).
To me it seems that Nickelodeon films wanted to exercise ILM's nifty animation rather than think too much about plot and dialog.
Nick's TV series are often as creative and inspired as their Disney counterparts. What happened with this flick?