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YMMV: Rango
  • Animation Age Ghetto: The one star reviews on Amazon.com are full of parents complaining about this PG rated film being not suitable for children.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: At one point when the characters are traveling underground a giant eye opens and watches them walk away. One character remarks, "That's a big one," but nobody else even notices it. It's never explained and never appears in the movie again.
    • There's also the dance when the town goes to get water after the bell rings. Granted, we are informed that getting water on wednesday is a regular ritual - the dance itself, though, comes out of nowhere and it's never explained what it has to do with anything.
  • Creepy Awesome: Rattlesnake Jake, especially when he first shows up.
    • The undertaker could also qualify as this. He was only in one scene of the whole movie, but what's not to love about a Perky Goth spider with a Cheshire Cat Grin and rocking a top hat?
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: What's more awesome than a chase scene involving critters riding bats like fighter planes in pursuit our heroes? Doing so to a Western-style version of "Ride of the Valkyries".
    • Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" during an aerial assault scene? Meh. Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" during an aerial assault scene on banjos? Hilarious.
    • The 'final showdown' music in which Rango recovers his discarded sheriff's badge from Boot Hill is chilling and inspiring - as well as a spot-on homage to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Dare say Rattlesnake Jake is starting to look like this?
    • Priscilla, the little possum girl, could easily count as one too.
    • Angelique. Why? Guess.
  • Evil Is Cool: Rattlesnake Jake
  • Fan Nickname: Metalbeak. Word of God has No Name Given for the hawk.
  • Foe Yay / No Yay: Jake's behaviour towards Beans. In his first appearance, Jake almost strangles her and licks her face. And in another scene, he almost strangles her again.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact ILM is now doing animation after Lucas sold off the Pixar section of its department years ago.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Las Vegas is going to notice if one of their water mains is broken. Dirt's water troubles are not over.
    • Though Las Vegas didn't care when the Mayors goons turned off the water, I think that they just don't notice the water loss after all they got so much more.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The armadillo at the beginning. Cut in half and yet it lives!
  • Squick: When the posse members are talking around the campfire, and Spoons reveals a little too much information.
    • Also sort of a Gross Background Event, but during that scene, we see Elgin, the black cat-thing, wring out his socks... into his cup.
  • Tear Jerker: "Who am I? I'm nobody."
    • When Rango leaves Dirt, returns to the road, picks up Mr. Timms and hugs him like a child would a security blanket or stuffed animal.
  • Ugly Cute: Rango is basically a photorealistic anthropomorphic chameleon, but with that little Hawaiian shirt he's sporting and his constant freakouts, how can you not love him?
    • Real life chameleons are not that ugly.
    • Priscilla is pretty adorable too. Along with Ambrose and possibly Ezekiel, she's one of the closest characters to being traditionally cute.
    • Waffles the horned toad is red-eyed, spiky, and nearly toothless, and is one of the cutest characters in the film.
    • Beans has some undeniable appeal as well.
  • Uncanny Valley: It's a tad jarring to see a bunch of eerily realistic animals running around in clothes and talking, but it was obviously done as a stylistic choice, similar to the illustrations of storybooks featuring animal characters in very human situations.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Just about all of the animation in the film is fantastic. Naturally, it's from Industrial Light and Magic, who have only ever done fully realistic effects before this.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The film has ugly animals, lots of Parental Bonus, swearing, and is a parody of a genre most kids don't even consider watching. Add some parents with their heads stuck in the Animation Age Ghetto...

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