I fed my inner child last weekend, after watching Ice Age 3 Dawn Of The Dinosaurs with its amusing voices and classic panicked expectant father and homage in some respects to The Land That Time Forgot, I slid in a copy of Open Season 3 into my dvd player.
Sometimes sequels can get a little repetitive and boring but I do find these styles of films can be rather amusing and a soft chillax for the old brain box. Here we find Boog the loveable bear who helps one and all, gettng ready for a boys weekend but alll his foresty friends have wives and off spring and obligations, leaving just Boog to have a boys weekend on his own. He craves something else somewhere else where he can be appreciated. In the forest there is a travelling circus complete with two grizzlies, the male wanting adventure and respect, the female just wanting the guy to do what he is suposed to [catch her during their dance routine]. The two males meet and by some quick trickery switch places. I guess it is a tale of you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone, or the grass is not always greener on the otherside, or that might is not necessarily right but I just wanted and got some light hearted entertainment.
Cue disc number 2 – Rango – Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water.
I found this movie all rather deep and meaningful, with some hilarious quotes, yes it paradied many of the old cowboy westerns, but it a plot works … the gold desired is water, the mayor is the evil in froggy coating, the rattle snake is the gun for hire baddy doing the dirty work and the spindly weaklng is the hero of the day. Rango put me in mind of Jim Dale in Carry On Cowboy. Rango has a couple of scenes with a ‘Spirit Of The West’ that are rather deep, and elements of the script writing are highly amusing.
Certainly no silly little kiddy animation, my inner child was comfortably satisfied.