At the last moment, I decided to watch "Rango" instead of "West Side Story" on Blu-ray on Thanksgiving. Not having a copy of "Rango" on Blu-ray, via the internet, I reserved and picked up a copy of "Rango" at one of many Redbox locations in my area.
Being that it was Thanksgiving evening, I choose to rent from a Redbox that was outdoors rather than from a "inside" location since I had no idea if that business would be open on a Thanksgiving evening.
Having seen the movie at least two times at the drive-in, I was interested to see if there was something I would notice on the 3rd viewing I may have never seen on the first two viewings.
The first thing I noticed was how BRIGHT the picture is on my calibrated Pioneer Elite Kuro. The sharpness and detail was 2nd to non...even when compared to any other digitally animated features I own.
I could tell the Industrial Light & Magic team put a lot of work into this feature thinking of every detail. Color balance was right on...white is white and during many of the daylight scenes, there was a washout of color in many areas giving a very harsh environment effect except for the main character's clothing and other objects that normally would be colorful.
I feel fortunate to have the last generation Kuro made making for easy judgment of any Blu-ray titles. Most movies feel fine with the 60inch model I have, however I feel "Rango" with all it's fine detail can be better experienced only on a much bigger display or screen...regardless of the quality the equipment is capable of.
Normally I wouldn't say that, however there is a scene where "Rango" is trying to hide from a big flying bird and does his best to blend into the dirt. A scene from high above (the bird's view) shows Rango as a very tiny object who's only movement is rapidly changing colors along it's skin. The changing color is easy to spot, however if viewed on a much bigger screen, that scene would have had much more impact for me. Still, I was able to concern what was going on and give tons of credit to the creators who put all those details into the artwork.
Fun movie, excellent artwork, good story.
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