As a general disclaimer, I am not doing this review for anyone or any site. This is my personal review after purchasing a ticket to see the movie.
Rango is about a chameleon who has grown up in an aquarium. But he has a dream, a dream of acting. In an unfortunate event, Rango finds himself wandering through the desert. He finally runs across a town of animals who are down on their luck. The town is running out of water. In his attempt to fit in and play a role different than himself, Rango decides to become a rough and tough chameleon from the West which lands him the job of sheriff very quickly. In trying to act out his role as the sheriff, Rango stumbles upon the realization that the mayor of the town is the reason there is a shortage of water. Rango is kicked out of town once everyone realizes that he is not who he said he was. After some soul searching, Rango steps up to the plate and becomes who he was previously only pretending to be and saves the day and the town.
I loved the animation in this movie! The characters were so life-like and realistic in both look and movements. Half of the time I wasn’t sure what type of animal I was looking at, however I did catch that there were possums, moles, a rabbit, and even a turtle. There were some very funny parts in the movie, like when Rango, accidentally, kills the bird that is attacking the town and the little possum girl pokes it and says something about how they should cut him up and eat him. (You really had to be there! LOL)
This movie is definitely not for children. Within minutes of the start of the movie, the word hell is used, and not in the discussion of heaven and hell. As the movie goes on, more and more language is revealed. I was so upset that a movie that is advertised for the whole family had language in it. It was very hard to really pay attention to the rest of the movie after that. See, I have a young son who really wanted to see this movie. Thankfully he was at his dad’s house last night and unable to be at the theater with us. My son hears enough language and gets enough of the “world” from his everyday life…he doesn’t need to hear it in his movies too.
In conclusion, I would not recommend that you take your children to see this movie. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend taking your children to hear cuss words. Our job as their parents is to ensure that we protect them for as long as we can, not expose them to something that could corrupt their minds.