'Rango' Trailer: The 'Fear and Loathing' Prequel for Kids

June 29, 2010


The Rango trailer is here, and, best I can figure, this film is some sort of revisionist metafiction detailing the backstory of one of the giant lizards that Hunter S. Thompson hallucinates in Fear and Loathing--an elaborate explanation that one of the reptiles, apparently named "Rango", crossed paths with Thompson a number of times before the writer finally decided to acknowledge the lizard with great alarm as Rango participated in that hallucinatory, blood-soaked orgy in a Las Vegas hotel lobby.

How else can we account for the blatant Thompson cameo and the alarming similarity in he and Rango's dress, voice, and movement?

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