Damn, I love “Rango” so much. It is absolutely gorgeous: vividly detailed, wildly colorful and thrillingly inventive from start to finish, even as it pays homage to such classic and eclectic films as “Chinatown,” “Apocalypse Now” and Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti Westerns. I had the pleasure of revisiting the 2011 animated comedy tonight with my son, Nicolas, who finally wanted to watch it with me now that he’s 4 1/2. I’d been suggesting it for a while because I knew he’d love it — and sure enough, after about 10 minutes, he turned to me and said: “Mommy, I love it!”
Here’s a look back at what my old co-host, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, and I said about “Rango” when we reviewed it on “Ebert Presents At the Movies.” Hopefully it’ll encourage you to seek it out or revisit the film yourself — whether not you have a kid to share it with.