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"Rango"
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March 11, 2011, 08:18 PM
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From my review in Taki`s Magazine:
The audience laughed hyperactively throughout the trailers for upcoming animated blockbusters. "Do talking-animal movies always have extra-long previews?" my wife asked.

"You can never have too many fart jokes," I explained.

Then Rango started, with Johnny Depp voicing an actor who is (literally) a chameleon, an ugly, asymmetrical reptile. And everybody, including us, finally shut up.

Yet my mouth didn`t stay closed. First my eyebrows went up. Then my jaw dropped. And that was pretty much my only expression throughout this hallucinatory cartoon Western: few chuckles or even smiles, and certainly no dabbing at the eyes, just aesthetic astonishment. As a showcase of the cross-firing neurons in director Gore Verbinski`s brain, the densely contrived Rango is staggering.

Read the whole thing there.