Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

Film Review No.110: Rango

I assume the vast majority of readers of my fine (ahem) blog are aware of the hero’s journey. It’s the basic structure of telling a story of a character, in any medium, that goes from relatively basic beginnings to being a hero of the people. Star Wars did it, Flash Gordon did it, the god damn batman did it. It’s one of the most oft repeated character arcs there is. Rango is literally a film about that arc and how much of it is in the control of it’s protagonist. It is also a kids film. A kids film that is about the art of telling stories. Also I liked the bit where he ate the fly…

Of course, I would still like to see a film starring Johnny Depp that wasn’t entirely designed around him.

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