Rango

Question: What was that thing with the big eye Rango and his posse were walking by?

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Answer: TV Tropes mentions that the big eye might be an enormous alligator, because alligators are known to live in sewers.

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Answer: I think the big eye might be an allusion to Wyrm, the villain from a popular novel.

Question: Why didn't Roadkill the armadillo die by getting run over, and how did he put himself back together?

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Answer: I think he was a ghost... in a way. He was like Rangos guardian.

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Answer: The movie is supposed to be surreal. There is no explanation given.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why was Rattlesnake Jake scared of the Hawk? He would have no trouble shooting it down (like he did with the bats).

Gavin Jackson
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Chosen answer: Because Hawks are predators and rattlesnakes are not uncommonly their prey. It's more of a reference to real-life than based in any in-movie logic.

Phixius Premium member
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Answer: It also was the fact that Jake had a fear of hawks. When he spotted one fake or real he would just hide without thinking. Metal beak also didn't think like the other animals. She had a primal mindset which would scare all the other animals.

Question: Why did Rango's eyes never work independently from each other like a normal Chameleon? I think it would have added a bit more humour to the movie.

Rayza
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Chosen answer: For the same reason he can talk and wear clothes: To make him identifiable to the audience, especially kids. Independently working eyes would have been funny, but would work best as a side or supporting character than the main character. It's important for the audience to identify with the hero, so they make him as human as they need to.

Garlonuss Premium member
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Question: Priscilla tries to join Rango's posse to find the water, but why does Rango tell her to look after the town while he's gone, instead of letting her come with him?

Answer: She's a child, and Rango probably does not want her to die or get hurt.

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Question: Rango's tall tale involves him killing all 7 Jenkins brothers with 1 bullet. Such an act doesn't seem possible. Rango also doesn't sound like he's telling the truth either, so why do the townspeople believe him?

Answer: The townspeople don't seem to be very smart as well as gullible.

Question: Priscilla tells Rango that Rattlesnake Jake never comes to Dirt due to his fear of the hawk, and much later after Rango kills the bird, Jake shows up. Shouldn't Jake have known that the shadow of the hawk wasn't the real thing since it was dead?

Answer: There's more than one hawk in the world.

Phixius Premium member
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Answer: He also may not have known. He doesn't seem to fear or respect Rango at first so if he had known that Rango had killed the hawk he might have acted differently.

Question: How was the mayor able to drown Mr. Merrimack in the desert?

Answer: The Mayor, along with Bad Bill and his crew, drowned Mr. Merrimack with the water from the jug. That's why his glasses are seen in the jug after the chase seen with the dysfunctional family.

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Answer: It's not specifically explained how but it's a clue about the water pipeline that runs to Las Vegas. It has a secret shut-off valve that the mayor has been manipulating to create a drought so he could buy the land cheap.

raywest Premium member
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Question: Despite how loyal Rattlesnake Jake was to the mayor, why did the mayor betray and attempt to kill Jake at the end?

Answer: The mayor wanted to modernize the town, getting rid of every trace of its "old west" feel. Rattlesnake Jake, being a stereotypical gunslinger archetype, was a huge part of what the mayor was trying to eliminate.

BaconIsMyBFF
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Question: What is the name of the bearded dragon kind of character in Rango who says, "What do you think, Sheriff?"

MazyFerret5

Chosen answer: Do you mean Waffles? He is a horned toad.

Question: What kind of animal is Priscilla?

Answer: Cactus mouse.

Bishop73

If you have the DVD watch the "Animals of dirt" in special features. She is an eye-eye. Found in Madagascar.

If the DVD says she suppose to be an aye-aye (there's no animal called an eye-eye), then she is terribly drawn. 1) Aye-ayes have long, skinny fingers, with an extended middle finger. 2) Aye-ayes have bushy tails, not the thin tail Priscilla has. 3) Aye-ayes are primates and Priscilla appears to be a rodent.

Bishop73

Even though it said that she was there would have been no way. For one it's across the world and two that would be illegal animal trading.

Question: Because the film has gun violence, some mild cursing, and a bit of drug use, should it have a PG-13 rating instead of PG?

Answer: There was a lot of complaints over the PG rating and many people felt the smoking should have made the MPAA give Rango a PG-13, or even an R, rating. The gun violence seen was not deemed intense, most likely since it was animated animals. Profanity is allowed in PG movies if they do not use "sexually-derived" expletives. It seemed the MPAA decided the film was not glorying smoking. The MPAA seems to allow tobacco use in a PG film if the film's setting is one where smoking for adults is the "norm", such as films set in the 50's where it was common for adults to constantly smoke, even at work (for example the film "Hidden Figures" was rated PG despite smoking being seen). Since the animals seen smoking in Rango are considered to be adults (it would be different if it were teenagers or children seen smoking) and smoking was common in the old west, it was granted a PG rating, although I was unable to find anything were the MPAA defended the PG rating status. (And while Rango is set in modern day, it's an homage to an old western were the animals in the town are living as if it's still the old west).

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: Around the beginning of the movie, when Rango is called by the armadillo, he's shocked and drops the glass in his hand, followed by the breaking sound, but as the scene continues, the shattered glass is nowhere on the road.

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Beans: Get your dirty, webbed phalanges off my boots!

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Trivia: Johnny Depp's character Rango says "interesting" a few times throughout the movie and while that isn't trivia in itself, the fact that Johnny Depp says it in "his way" in a lot of his movies at some point or another.

Poisonsparrow
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