Monday, August 27, 2012

Staff Picks

Rango

DVD
Rated PG

Johnny Depp is a chameleon who slips into characters with instinctive accuracy in this eccentric animated film.  But when he lands in a stereotypically Spaghetti Western town in need of a sheriff, he must decide who he really is.  I can’t help thinking of this as a film rather than a DVD because of the breathtakingly real cinematography.  The scenes are arty, the jokes are outrageous, and the homages fall like rain in the desert.  I especially loved the toilet paper chase that ended in the death of a villainous hawk with the improbable use of just one bullet, validating Rango’s rather dubious fame as a gunslinger.  Check it out!

Mary Kretsch
Information Specialist

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