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Ratatouille

i-59d6ded3dd663ca06035b26fc4109ce1-ratz.jpgSaw Ratatouille today. Never once checked the time. Very good film. So far Yahoo Movie critics & users give it an A-, and it seems like it’ll win the box office. Much recommended (Pixar animation is the bomb obviously, but the story is really good and could only be told in a non-live action context for obvious reasons). This is a movie whose target audience are children and foodies, so definitely a strange and surprising beast. A flavor you won’t forget.

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    June 30, 2007

    The lines are so long, I’ll have to wait a couple of days.

  2. #2 Tara C. Smith
    June 30, 2007

    I stupidly gave my kids a choice of what movie they wanted to watch this weekend, and they chose Fantastic Four over this. Obviously they don’t read the reviews. :)

  3. #3 Jeb, FCD
    July 1, 2007

    Tara,

    The redneck seep is so insidious. Fight it now, while you still can.

  4. #4 alvinwriter
    July 1, 2007

    Pixar always surprises us with movies that are really out-of-the-box. Even if they are only animated, they show more humanity and heart than other “fantastic” movies, if you know what I mean. http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/453821/Entertainment?c_id=wom-bc-ar

    - Alvin from The Entertainment Desk at TheNewsRoom.com

  5. #5 Left_Wing_Fox
    July 1, 2007

    “It’s uncomfortable to watch rats; even animated ones, scurry around a kitchen”

    That strikes me as missing the point, Alvin, since that uncomfortableness is precisely the problem the rat needs to overcome. I think it’s a mark of a good production that the character must overcome the audience’s own prejudices, as well as the antagonists’ prejudices.

  6. #6 razib
    July 1, 2007

    . I think it’s a mark of a good production that the character must overcome the audience’s own prejudices, as well as the antagonists’ prejudices.

    yep. and this is a “kids film,” nor does the preachy element irritate or suffocate the film. this is good art. all the flavors are in balance and there isn’t an aftertaste.

  7. #7 irishderbyday, yeah!
    July 1, 2007

    Saw the trailer, my jewdar went off the wall on seeing and hearing the main character. a good device, or no?

  8. #8 budirishderbycurraghracecourse, yeah!
    July 1, 2007

    Note – I’m a Kingsley Amis anti-semite, as in I notice ‘them’, but wouldn’t want anyone to do anything about it.

  9. #9 gk, esq.
    July 2, 2007

    “A flavor you won’t forget.” “all the flavors are in balance and there isn’t an aftertaste.”

    Oy. Are you trying to get yourself quoted in the ads?

    Please don’t say “worth the price of admission” or I’ll lose all my resepct for you.