Netflix Review: Rango

Netflix Streaming
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: March 4, 2011

While branded as an animated family movie, Rango is truly a thrilling Western and hysterical comedy all built into one. The animation is remarkable in its coupling with some memorable voice acting, supported by a solid script and iconic scenes. Rango is a film that must not be missed.

The movie tells the story of our title character, who begins as a household family pet with gigantic dreams of becoming the most revered and versatile actor of all time. A chance accident finds him lost and alone on a desert highway, from where he finds his way to the City Of Dirt. The plot then morphs into a Western motif at this point, where Rango discovers he may be able to play the role of a lifetime in this new city.

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Digital Rental Deal: ‘Rango’ For 99 Cents
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The digital rental deal of the day over at Amazon today is Johnny Depp-starring animated film Rango for only $.99.

This deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, until 11:59 PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Instant Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 24 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $14.99.

Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of Rango, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo is $20.99; the DVD is $14.99; Both versions are part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program “” you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when you purchase the physical copy.

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Digital Rental Deal: Source Code, Your Highness, Jane Eyre, Rango
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Source Code, Your Highness, Jane Eyre,, and Rango are part of Amazon’s Instant Video movie rental deals for this weekend. Rent these titles for only $1.99 each and you’ll have access to the movie for 24-48 hours once the rental is activated. You can visit the main sale page — $1.99 Weekend Special: Top Movie Rentals for $1.99 — to access the aforementioned rentals, along with a few other titles like Something Borrowed, Mars Needs Moms, and The Company Men.

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‘Rango’ Super Bowl TV Spot & New Image
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Paramount has released online the TV spot for their upcoming animated feature Rango, which stars Johnny Depp.

Watch the TV spot here below.

A new image from the film was also released, which you can view above (click for larger view).

Rango, which will be released in theaters on March 4, 2011, also stars Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, and Timothy Olyphant.

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Johnny Depp Is A Fear And Loathing Lizard In Gore Verbinski’s ‘Rango’ Trailer
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The first trailer for Gore Verbinksi‘s new animated movie Rango has been released online. The movie features Johnny Depp in the lead role, a lizard named Rango who’s struggling with an identity crisis.

This is just a teaser trailer, but you’ll get a good feel of the movie. The animation is solid and you’ll hear a little of the not-so-Johnny-Depp-sounding lizard.

The thing that will really stand out to some fans is the nod to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the famed author Hunter S. Thompson. Depp played a Thompson-esq character in Fear and Loathing, and will again in the upcoming book adaptation, The Rum Diaries.

Find yourself and head on over to the other side to check out the first teaser trailer for Rango.

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