The Forgotten Gold of “Rango”

You might easily have missed the 2011 film Rango in the theaters, intended as a quirky western comedy and featuring Johnny Depp as a chameleon house pet stranded in the Nevada desert who becomes the sheriff in the town of Dirt inhabited by a variety of desert anthropomorphic animals who move faster and more convincingly than most animal characters in films intended for children. Pictured above is the alluring vixen Angelique (Claudia Black), who is the secretary to the town mayor, an elderly tortoise.

Now Rango satirizes a number of western traditions and films, and there’s even a virtual Clint Eastwood character who appears rather mystically as The Spirit of the West. Although essentially a kid’s movie, there’s enough subversive darkness and hidden spoofs in the film to keep adults happy, and a furry like myself enthralled. The animal characters do smoke, drink, and shoot at each other. The film was actually criticized for promoting smoking, and because of this some actually wanted it to have an R rather than a PG rating… but hey, this is a western after all, and it isn’t real…Lighten up!

So if you haven’t seen it, you can probably catch Rango on your small screen. Johnny Depp is a hoot as always, and Angelique could own me in like two seconds…I’ll forgive her for the cigarette!

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7 Comments on “The Forgotten Gold of “Rango””

  1. carycomic Says:

    Sorry, pard! But, lips that touch tobacky will never get me to smackee

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    • carycomic Says:

      Or, to put it more bluntly; “I ain’t kissin’ no cheroot-suckin’ vulture-bait!”

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      I adore Catwoman, but this vixen’s one of my own kind…and the cigarette holder lends a touch of elegance in a retro-kinda way. Don’t get the Surgeon General after me!

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      • carycomic Says:

        Btw; did you know that Tim Conway did a Western spoof series for ABC Television Network during the Sixties? It was a one-season wonder in which he played the Inspector Clouseau of the 19th century Texas Rangers. And it was entitled…

        RANGO! :O

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