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Kidsday movie review: 'Rango'

Kidsday reporters Coby Sharifian, Nily Baratian, Ahuva Mahgevefteh

Kidsday reporters Coby Sharifian, Nily Baratian, Ahuva Mahgevefteh and Chloe Kalimanian with actress Abigail Breslin, who stars as Priscilla in the new animated movie "Rango" Credit: Newsday/Pat Mullooly

We had the privilege to go to a screening of the animated movie “Rango,” in which Johnny Depp voices the title character. The beginning of the movie was kind of slow. It took some time to get to the plot. When it finally did, we really liked it.

The story line begins when a chameleon (voiced by Depp) is lost in the desert. He meets an armadillo who gives him some advice about finding his true self.

He begins his journey across the desert, and that’s when he meets a lizard named Beans (voiced by Isla Fisher).

She takes him to the Old West town named Dirt. This is when Rango comes to life. He becomes the sheriff and hero of the town. He tries to help the people in Dirt find water.

We felt that some parts of the movie were scary. The character Jake the rattlesnake may be a little scary for kids younger than 6.

This movie is almost two hours long and is rated PG. We agreed the rating is appropriate. We felt some of the language was not good for kids younger than 7.

3 (out of 5) smiles

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