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Rango Blu-Ray Review



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#21 of 38 OFFLINE   robbbb1138

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Posted July 17 2011 - 03:31 PM

Watching the movie today (which I LOVED), I thought it was something that adults would appreciate 100x more than any kid, but I thought the same thing about Fantastic Mr. Fox and my 3-year-old always requests to watch that movie. I didn't think the violence was particularly bad for small kids, but some of the stuff with the villains might be scary.

#22 of 38 OFFLINE   Paul D G

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Posted July 17 2011 - 08:03 PM

I noticed a number of movie references (would you consider the run on the bank an It's a Wonderful Life reference?). My 9 year old shocked me when he yelled out "That's Star Wars!"

#23 of 38 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted July 18 2011 - 12:40 AM

I noticed a number of movie references (would you consider the run on the bank an It's a Wonderful Life reference?). My 9 year old shocked me when he yelled out "That's Star Wars!"

I was thinking that was a reference to "It's a Wonderful Life" also, but bank runs were a common thing in the old west so it might not have been intentional at all. I immediately caught on to the whole "Chinatown" reference though.....and was shocked to see that the Clint Eastwood section was done by an imitator. I thought for sure that was Eastwood's voice. I enjoyed the film quite a bit and it was absolutely gorgeous to look at. Bring on more animation of this type (adult....but not adult!!):D

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Posted July 19 2011 - 01:14 PM



[quote]Originally Posted by Eric Peterson [url=/forum/thread/312961/rango-blu-ray#post_3833319]


It did sound like Eastwood but right off I recognized Olyphant's voice but then was second guessing myself, it was so darn good.

Fantastic film by the way! Loved it. Easily one of my top favorite animated films.


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Posted July 19 2011 - 04:20 PM

Have watched this twice in the last 24 hours. Yes, there are some bodily jokes, and yes, there are several filmic references, but my 13 year-old loved it. He said, "Dad, this is the strangest movie I've seen since Army of Darkness." He loved Army of Darkness, and really liked Rango.
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Posted July 20 2011 - 05:14 PM

I was surprised at how much I liked Rango. It takes place in a hostile world, but one that's so rich in detail, you want to go there. A kid's movie by way of Hunter S. Thompson, it is a strange little mutt, and one I will revisit.

#27 of 38 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 20 2011 - 07:25 PM

Nice review Neil. I bought this Blu-ray blindly due to very solid reviews from critics and from being on sale at Best Buy....picked it up today. There's a $5 coupon floating around from Paramount for this as well as Best Buy's $5 off....picked it up for $11 plus tax. Not bad! Looking forward to seeing this..

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Posted July 21 2011 - 02:49 AM

I'm still wondering why Rango goes mahhh mahhhMMMAAHHHHHHH sometimes, I'm thinking it might be a real actor's trick that Johnny incorporated in it.

#29 of 38 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted July 21 2011 - 05:57 AM

You hit the nail on the head, Ben; it's an exercise to lossen up both the facial muscles and the vocal chords. Also loved the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas reference.
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Posted July 21 2011 - 09:18 AM

Ben walks like a peacock repeating i'm the shitizzle. :D

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Posted July 21 2011 - 09:24 AM

I can't stop gawking at those shots of all the critters turning around to look at Rango entering the saloon. Unfriendly stares of faces parts in deep shadows,parts in glaring sunlight.

#32 of 38 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 22 2011 - 12:54 PM

I'm still wondering why Rango goes mahhh mahhhMMMAAHHHHHHH sometimes, I'm thinking it might be a real actor's trick that Johnny incorporated in it.

I thought he was doing Jack Lemon in The Odd Couple.
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#33 of 38 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 22 2011 - 02:10 PM

I was just listening to the commentary and very early they comment that Depp was doing the actor's exercise with a little Felix Unger thrown in. We're both right.:)
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Posted October 20 2011 - 04:38 AM

Has anyone tried to a access the digital copy on an iMac? I've got the latest release, Lion. I insert the disc and the viewer comes up and there's a menu selection for Digital Copy. When I select that, I get a message indicating I should insert the DVD into my computer's drive to access the digital copy. Well, duh. That's where hit already is. The printed instructions say I should be able to select Transfer to iTunes, but I get no such choice, only the message.
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Posted October 20 2011 - 04:41 AM

Let me check it out on my wife's Mac tonight and I will let you know...


Originally Posted by Johnny Angell 

Has anyone tried to a access the digital copy on an iMac? I've got the latest release, Lion. I insert the disc and the viewer comes up and there's a menu selection for Digital Copy. When I select that, I get a message indicating I should insert the DVD into my computer's drive to access the digital copy.
Well, duh. That's where hit already is. The printed instructions say I should be able to select Transfer to iTunes, but I get no such choice, only the message.





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Posted October 20 2011 - 04:48 AM

Thanks, Nel.
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Posted October 20 2011 - 04:54 AM

I forgot to mention that the digital copy is on the disc with the DVD of the movie. This is the first one I've encountered in which the copy wasn't on it's own disc.
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Posted October 20 2011 - 05:13 AM

I've got a solution, provided by my Coraline disk (the one with an anaglyph 3D version.) It provided different instructions and they work for Rango. -Insert disc into mac -Quite apple dvd player -Launch iTunes -Double Click on Rango under Devices in left-hand pane -Follow the iTunes instructions This worked for Rango. It is being copied right now. BTW, the first movie I every got the digital copy for was Toy Story 3. I would swear that iTunes said hit was downloading the movie. I've done The Incredibles and Rango today and both say they are copying. One implies that even though I had a disc it was downloaded from the internet while today I am copying from the discs.
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