Review Rango: ***.
It takes great courage and studio as huge as ILM to create such an amazing & weird looking film. I loved the film not only because the film is so awesomely realistic and still animated but also because of a new genre that this film brings in. Rango teaches us to use Animation principle 'Appeal' in a whole different way, the characters are so ugly that they might be the ugliest of characters I have ever seen on any animated film. But still they manage appeal. The characters are so greatly done that this intentional ugli-ness, brings a new perpective of Appeal.
As for the story, Its again the same Life searching for meaning--- Challenge---Search for soul--- And heroic ending ... kind of a story, though the story is not at all very uncommon, still with the elements connected together its a great one time watch.
Animation-wise, It doesnt seem that this is ILM's frst Animated film, Animation in the film looks great. And effects are superb. Animation is a mix between snappy and Realistic at times. The Bar shot still stays my favourite.
If you havent as yet, Watch Rango. Its an amazing animated film for the adult!
Interview & Art: Link
Sound Design of Rango (Interview): Link
Great Link on Making of Rango: Link