Rango [2011]

Rango has been tremendously mis-marketed. Not that I mind, but I really can’t see anyone under the age of 16 enjoying this. Its plot is much more intricate than the average animated movie and, I wish I was exaggerating, but nearly every character is so ugly that they’re nearly unwatchable. The animation department makes up for those eyesores with a beautiful desert landscape. Biggest achievement: the voice actors are excellent, especially Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Bill Nighy. As a film buff, I found spotting the film references and nods to Chinatown fun but, in the end, I just wasn’t charmed by the film, nor did it resonate with me.