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Finally getting a chance to watch this tonight, ive been told its quite good.

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It's amazing. The only recent animated movie I like as much as anything Pixar has created.

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It's amazing. The only recent animated movie I like as much as anything Pixar has created.

That's good to hear looking forward to it.

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I didn't completely love the film but it was pretty solid, visually it was fantastic.
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Should look fantastic on BD, can't wait.

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Should look fantastic on BD, can't wait.

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I didn't completely love the film but it was pretty solid, visually it was fantastic.

Agreed. But for fans of animation it raises the bar visually for everybody, Pixar included.

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I didn't completely love the film but it was pretty solid, visually it was fantastic.

I have to agree it's visually stunning but I didn't care for the film, very boring I didn't finish it I'm glad I rented it.

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I watched it over the weekend. The animation is top tier and so is the blu-ray presentation. I really enjoyed the level of quirky detail and imagination in the character designs.

The plot is pretty straightforward once the movie gets into it but there's a certain level of disturbing, almost surrealistic sadism throughout that I would warn parents of very young children to perhaps check this movie out on their own before letting them watch it. One character has an arrow through it's eye, one character is basically roadkill while giving Rango advice and several characters suffer (bloodless) deaths from large falling objects among other things. It's all handled in a cartoonish, almost Merry Melodies-sorta way but the amazing level of detail in the animation adds a very strange feel to such proceedings. Let's just say this movie has a harder edge than any Pixar film.

Overall, I liked the movie a lot, but the harder edge and the occasional lapses into an almost druggy abstract mode of storytelling (even Hunter S Thompson makes a brief cameo) that often just seems to be padding time without advancing the story to the point it may lose both kids and adults.
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I have to agree it's visually stunning but I didn't care for the film, very boring I didn't finish it I'm glad I rented it.

Did you at least get to the part where Rattlesnake Jake shows up? Awesome character, that one.

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I know 3 kids that go friggen bonkers watching the movie because they love to enact the scenes in realtime. There is something new every 5 mins to keep them absolutely engaged.

Personally, I couldn't get past the mental block of being reminded of how much I utterly F'ing hate living where it is hot or anything to do with the desert. It depresses me, and seeing other people stuck in that environment depresses me.

...and there is one music track in there that only reminds me of when it was used in The Kingdom. So it just feels weird to relate to when it is used in Rango, even though it seems like a reasonable choice.

It is interesting to see how they play on a socio-political theme of "control", if you want to read into it to that degree. . In this case, the object of control is water.

All in all, a rich production that has many levels of enjoyment between children, adults, and intellectual pondering. I just couldn't get past my aversion to desert life to really submit to the content.

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Did you at least get to the part where Rattlesnake Jake shows up? Awesome character, that one.

Didn't see him I stopped it before that.

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Didn't see him I stopped it before that.

It sounds like you didn't even give this one a chance...
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Didn't see him I stopped it before that.

Aw, you missed the best part then.

Granted, the movie isn't for everyone, it's not your "usual" animated film by any stretch. But it does wrap itself up nicely in the end, and it definitely looks amazing.

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Why's a rattlesnake have a Gatling gun on its tail, anyway? Do I have to be on teh ganja for this to make sense???

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Why's a rattlesnake have a Gatling gun on its tail, anyway? Do I have to be on teh ganja for this to make sense???

No, not at all.



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The Joshua trees were friggin' walking, miho!

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A bit concerned with the mixed reviews since this is going to be a blind-buy for me. Should be around $10 at Best Buy after this (active 7/8) and the $5 BB coupon floating around. YMMV, of course.

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$10???? I think I will bite for $10!
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First animated feature done by ILM and they did an AMAZING job with the animation. I thought the story was great, really enjoyed it. The BD looks far better than the theatrical presentations I saw too, reference quality all the way.

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Amazing animation, but a movie more for movie buffs than just plain film-goers, as the buffs will be too busy trying to identify all of the references to other movies to realize how forgettable and boring the plot is.

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Aw, forgot this was an animated Paramount release = ringing around the letterbox bars and other hard edges. Not sure I want to pay that much for it anymore. Would be nice if the Amazon price dropped to $15 with the coupon.

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Amazing animation, but a movie more for movie buffs than just plain film-goers, as the buffs will be too busy trying to identify all of the references to other movies to realize how forgettable and boring the plot is.

That's kind of the impression I've gotten so far.
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I'm not a big fan of western genre and did not notice many references other than few obvious ones, but I loved the film itself. So far I've seen only two films from 2011 that I'd like to have in my personal collection: Rango and Hanna.
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I'm not a big fan of western genre and did not notice many references other than few obvious ones, but I loved the film itself. So far I've seen only two films from 2011 that I'd like to have in my personal collection: Rango and Hanna.

Hanna was good huh?
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Aw, forgot this was an animated Paramount release = ringing around the letterbox bars and other hard edges. Not sure I want to pay that much for it anymore.

Haven't seen anything like what you described here with this title. Reference quality video through and through.

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Ringing around the black bars can be see on Blu-ray.com screenshots.
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Ringing around the black bars can be see on Blu-ray.com screenshots.

So you're going to use a 1080p frame that was resized to 720p (scaling, which introduces ringing by the way) that was then compressed AGAIN using JPEG to base the picture quality of a release. Have fun with that.

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So you're going to use a 1080p frame that was resized to 720p (scaling, which introduces ringing by the way) that was then compressed AGAIN using JPEG to base the picture quality of a release. Have fun with that.

I did not discuss the quality of the release, I just mentioned that it does have ringing which is typical for Paramount. And the screenshots are 1920x1080px for registered users.
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I noticed it on the Blu-ray.com caps, that's why I mentioned it.

But the good news is that it did drop to $15 on Amazon today. I think that's cheap enough to put up with some minor issues.
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