You are reading a movie review by one of the few critics who did not care for the Coen Brother’s “True Grit” at all. It wasn’t that I thought they put together a poorly made film, I just don’t like Westerns. I never have. The genre does not do anything for me. I remember seeing “Stagecoach” in film school and the professor noting what a great movie it was, but the only part of it I liked was when you saw the shadow of the camera man during a crane shot. It gave me a laugh. I didn’t even like “Brokeback Mountain”. If that movie was about two gay coalminers or two guys being anything other than cowboys I probably would have liked it much more. I was thrilled when “Crash” won the Oscar for Best Picture that year.
When I went to see Industrial Light and Magic’s first animated movie, “Rango” I was not expecting too much. I’m sure it would look great, and it does, but I did not expect to get too involved with the story. My reason, I knew this movie was a Spaghetti Western at heart. To my extraordinary delight, I had a great time! “Rango” should not be missed by anyone.