Rango Review

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By Josie Harpole

Staff Writer

Rango is an animated film that features the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, and Bill Nighy. The storyline follows the life of a pet lizard, Rango, who is thrown from a vehicle and his tank and life he is accustomed to, into the whole new world of a desert.  He starts a quest for water and meets another lizard named Beans. Beans shows him to her hometown, an old Western town named “Dirt.”

Dirt is running low on water. The town’s water reserves are kept in a water cooler inside the town bank and are running extremely low. Rango is eventually appointed town sheriff of Dirt and must help bring the water back to the people of the town.

The story follows Rango’s search for identity. Rango spent the time in his tank performing as an actor with props within the tank. When he travels to Dirt he creates the identity of Rango, a tough outlaw. The people of Dirt are impressed with his stories and count on him to help the town flourish with water, like it once did. He is forced to become the hero he has created.

The movie was well done and entertaining. It was full of laughs and even a quick reference to another Johnny Depp film, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas if you keep your eyes peeled during the toward the beginning.  Overall it was enjoyable and well worth the trip to go see.

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About Josie Harpole

The winner of numerous rounds of "The Quiet Game", Josie lives in the small village of Brighton, Il. Here she spends her time baking, knitting, taking pictures, and playing the flute and piano. She works in the bookstore at Lewis and Clark Community College where she goes to school. She is currently double majoring in Art and Fine Arts, which is subject to change because she is extremely indecisive. She is set to graduate in 2012.
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