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post #91 of 109 Old 11-19-2011, 06:57 PM
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I almost forgot about this movie. I've seen it a couple times at the drive-in and enjoyed it very much.

The thing that made me remember this title was looking up information about my Pioneer Blu-ray player. I found there's been two updates to it since I've updated it last.

Turns out, the reason for the latest update was to prevent freezing on the "Rango" Blu-ray. And that's when I thought I better update the player so I can enjoy "Rango!"

Reading through this thread, I can't understand why anyone would not like this movie. However there was one post that mentioned many reasons why they did not like the movie...I just have to say for the reasons he didn't like the movie are the same reasons I like the movie!

It's a little drawn out and a bit of a trip. Cool!

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Let me guess....you like the desert/hot and he probably prefers the movie, ICE AGE

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I didn't much like this movies in theaters but I do want to give it another go... I just hope it goes on sale soon. I'm not about to pay over $15 for a movie I'm not sure I'd watch more than once.
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I didn't much like this movies in theaters but I do want to give it another go... I just hope it goes on sale soon. I'm not about to pay over $15 for a movie I'm not sure I'd watch more than once.

12.99 at Best Buy this week. Soon enough for ya?
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I didn't much like this movies in theaters but I do want to give it another go... I just hope it goes on sale soon. I'm not about to pay over $15 for a movie I'm not sure I'd watch more than once.

It was a bit underwhelming for my family in the theater, but after many viewings, at home, we have come to appreciate the witty dialogue and nuances the film provides.

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12.99 at Best Buy this week. Soon enough for ya?

Hrm... same price as Amazon, but BB would have free shipping (or at least it did when I made an order on Monday--for Rewards members anyways)... tempting. Might just make it a rental though. I don't know if this film has the potential to grow on me, but another viewing is a must.
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Rats... I just bought it at Barnes Ignoble for 50% off 39.99 (plus 10%).

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It was a bit underwhelming for my family in the theater, but after many viewings, at home, we have come to appreciate the witty dialogue and nuances the film provides.

The PQ is reference as is the animation, imo.

 

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I remember watching this one and wondering if Rango was actually killed in the initial incident, and the rest of the movie was his "journey". Some things suggested it and some didn't. But I like to get drunk and over analyze.

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I remember watching this one and wondering if Rango was actually killed in the initial incident, and the rest of the movie was his "journey".


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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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I remember watching this one and wondering if Rango was actually killed in the initial incident, and the rest of the movie was his "journey". Some things suggested it and some didn't. But I like to get drunk and over analyze.

That's absolutely possible, and one of the reasons why I love Rango. It's fundamentally twisted, and pretty as it is, a bit like a Ralph Steadman illustration come to life. It's not for everyone, but it is for me.
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I just picked this up last week - it definitely has a very different feel compared to your typical CGI animated film, and I kinda liked it for that reason. The main plot is fairly straightforward, but the presentation has a quirky bohemian/existentialist element to it, and I can understand why some people might be put off by it (especially the first 25-30 minutes).

No arguing with the PQ, however. Absolutely exquisite.
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the audio, imo, was amazing; the lossless track and the surround envelopment was to die for....LFE? well, it had enough to be appreciated

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I only had time to watch about half of this movie but I liked it much better the second time around. However, I was feeling really underwhelmed by the picture. I would worry that my settings have been screwed with or that I had popped in the DVD by mistake but the trailers before the film looked absolutely stellar (as animation usually does, particularly Dreamworks titles, as were on display), but when the film started it seemed ... noisy. And I swear I saw several instances of aliasing, to which I'm not very sensitive. Has anybody heard of random defective discs floating around? This wouldn't be the first time I've encountered a disc problem but haven't seen any reports online (Had an Akira disc that wouldn't play 192khz and my Sin City has dialogue hissing problems like the DVD was reported to have).

I'll go back and watch it again, hopefully I was drunk or something.
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Sorry for bumpin old thread, but last poster mentioned underwhelmed by the Blu Ray picture in Rango. I found 100% opposite. This is one of the finest digital films I've seen on Blu to date. There has to be something wrong with your settings? Stellar picture and reference audio. Can't believe I waited this long .
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Sorry for bumpin old thread, but last poster mentioned underwhelmed by the Blu Ray picture in Rango. I found 100% opposite. This is one of the finest digital films I've seen on Blu to date. There has to be something wrong with your settings? Stellar picture and reference audio. Can't believe I waited this long .

I'm with you. Rango is one of the best looking discs that you could possibly own. If you see noise and banding, check your equipment.
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I love Rango like a fat kid loves chocolate cake, but Mrs. Sojodave doesn't love it so much. I love all the Clint Eastwood references.
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The only thing I can think of is those cheap knockoff "Blu-rays" that are actually DVDs. Because this is, for sure, one of the best-looking Blu-ray movies I own, hands down.

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