All sorts of Old West conventions and cliches get sent up in this often clever animated parody that reteams Johnny Depp - as the voice of the title character - with Gore Verbinski, his director on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
Rango is a literal chameleon who ends up in a town in need of a savior, boosting him into the role of unlikely hero. The voice cast also includes Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton and Timothy Olyphant ("Justified"). DVD extra: digital copy of the movie. *** (PG: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and available July 29 on Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times