I watched Rango with the kids this weekend. I really enjoyed the 2nd half, but I’m not terribly sure any of it was a kid’s movie. My 5 year old said he liked it, but I don’t know.

 The last half had at least two great action sequences that I really liked, but the rest hinged on Rango’s search of identity in such a way that I’m not sure young kids would enjoy. There were a lot of adult jokes and references that were lost on my young kids. It was a PG-13 film, so I guess maybe the older kids would get the jokes, but would they like the movie itself? I mean, parts of the plot are right out of “Chinatown”, for crying out loud.

It’s a shame, because the action and adventure scenes held a lot of promise and there are moments of real fun otherwise.