Review of Rango (2011)

Moving picture, 107 minutes

Seen in 2013.

Review refers to the Swedish dub.

Disney’s funny animals do a series of movie pastiches in HD. The basic plot is a celebration of “fake it ’til you make it”, i.e. deceit as the road to success. The false anticlimax, where this idea is questioned for a couple of minutes, is the most beautiful and engaging part of the film. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last. Obviously, animals and ecological problems are not a real concern for the makers. Chameleons like Rango do not, for example, change colours to match the pattern behind them. That myth is reinforced here because somebody wanted to make a new Zelig (1983).

moving picture animation fiction