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Will Johnny Depp’s “Rango” win next year’s Oscar?

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: Come what may, you can’t really fault Pixar for doing a sequel to a film that has sold $8 billion worth of merchandise in just under five years. Still, let’s not pretend that this looks like anything other than the kind of crap that Dreamworks used to get knocked for peddling in their Shark Tale days.

The only thing to note is that there are glimpses, if only just glimpses, of a real espionage action picture hidden beneath the sophomoric humor (at least the poop joke in the Kung Fu Panda 2 trailer was clever and funny). In the longer international trailer, it does appear that Michael Caine’s Finn McMissile actually kills several enemy cars in a massive explosion, so it will be interesting to see how seriously the film takes its action.

Still, while the first film was a carbon-copy ripoff of Doc Hollywood, this one is being sold as a remake of Larry the Cable Guy’s Witless Protection. We’ll see if Yaphet Katto again shows up as Alonzo Mosley… errr, I mean RiCARdo Bodi. Point being, if this is a sign of where Pixar is heading, then this may indeed be yet another Pixar animated feature that makes me cry.

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