We saw Rango last night. (I love going to the movies in the middle of the week. There are rarely even as many as half a dozen other people there.) I loved it. It’s a western parody, with all the most popular western cliches – evil, wealthy banker trying to control everything, gunfights at high noon, etc. – with lots of excellent cliche western music plus a little Wagner and Strauss thrown into the mix. It was really, really great fun. The animation was great too, wonderfully detailed. The unreal felt so real.
The advertisements have been giving a lot of attention to Johnny Depp as the star voice but there are a lot of other great talents too, including Ned Beatty, Stephen Root, Claudia Black and Timothy Olyphant, whom we found highly entertaining in his part near the end.